Tag: UN

  • UN concerned over Libya

    Oil and weapon smuggling a major concern. Libya needs international maritime force to help stop illicit oil, weapons – UN experts Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade […]

  • UN okays ship inspections off Somalia

    Move could also theoretically impact PMSC floating armouries.  UN authorises ship inspections near Somalia The United Nations Security Council authorised the inspection of boats suspected of carrying illegal shipments of […]

  • UN chief urges sustained piracy effort

    Pirates still holding at least 37 hostage.  UN political chief urges sustained efforts to combat piracy off Somali coast The UN political chief on Wednesday called for a long-term solution […]

  • E. Africa tries to stem heroin tide

    Region is a key smuggling route for Afghan heroin. East Africa seeks help to stem surge in heroin smuggling: U.N By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) – East African states worried by […]

  • N. Korea shells near S. Korea ship

    North Korea has fired shells into disputed waters near a South Korean warship North Korea ‘shells near South Korea warship’ North Korea has fired shells into disputed waters near a […]

  • Britain earmarks $3.56M for anti-piracy

    Britain says it has earmarked $3.56 million to support U.N. anti-piracy efforts that seek to build prisons and upgrade the justice system in Somalia. Britain earmarks $3.56M for anti-piracy LONDON, […]

  • China calls for more int’l cooperation in combating Somali piracy

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — China Monday called on the international community to strengthen communication and coordination in further combating Somali piracy. Wang Min, Chinese deputy […]

  • Colombia Considers Withdrawing from Bogotá Pact Signed at the UN

    Bogota, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government is considering withdrawing from the Bogotá Pact, signed in 1948 and ratified 20 years later, recognizing the jurisdiction of the International Court […]

  • UN calls for tougher prosecution of pirates

    Acknowledging that international cooperation had helped bring about a sharp reduction in attacks at sea, the Security Council stressed the need for comprehensive action to eradicate piracy and condemned in […]

  • Anti-Piracy Gains Can Easily Be Reversed

    Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, delivered by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to the Security Council debate on maritime piracy as a threat to international peace and security, in […]