UN Documents for Piracy: Security Council Resolutions

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4 December 2019 S/RES/2500 This was a resolution renewing the counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia for 12 months.
7 November 2017 S/RES/2383 Renewed for one year authorisation for international naval forces to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia.
18 November 2013 S/RES/2125 This resolution reauthorised anti-piracy measures for Somalia.
21 November 2012 S/RES/2077 This resolution renewed for 12 months the authorisation, in place since 2008, for international counter-piracy action to be carried out within Somali territorial waters and on land in Somalia.
29 February 2012 S/RES/2039 Welcomed the Secretary-General's assessment mission on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and called on states to implement its recommendations.
22 November 2011 S/RES/2020 Renewed for 12 months the anti-piracy measures related to Somalia first established by the Council in 2008 in resolution 1950.
31 October 2011 S/RES/2018 Condemned threats of piracy and armed robbery on the seas of the Gulf of Guinea and called for strengthened regional cooperation.
24 October 2011 S/RES/2015 Called for additional measures to strengthen prosecution of Somali pirates.
11 April 2011 S/RES/1976 This resolution welcomed the report of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Legal Issues Related to Piracy off the coast of Somalia and requested a report from the Secretary-General within two months on the modalities of establishing specialised courts to try suspected pirates as recommended by the Special Adviser.
23 November 2010 S/RES/1950 This resolution renewed for a period of 12 months the antipiracy measures of resolution 1897.
27 April 2010 S/RES/1918 This resolution requested a report from the Secretary-General within three months on options to ensure prosecution and imprisonment of persons responsible for piracy off the coast of Somalia.
30 November 2009 S/RES/1897 This resolution renewed for 12 months the anti-piracy measures of resolutions 1846 and 1851, which would have expired on 2 December.
16 December 2008 S/RES/1851 This resolution expanded the anti-piracy authorisation to include operations on land.
2 December 2008 S/RES/1846 This resolution authorized states and regional organisations to enter Somalia’s territorial waters to combat piracy for a further period of 12 months.
7 October 2008 S/RES/1838 This resolution called for intensified action against piracy in Somalia.