Tag: United Nations

  • 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 […]

  • UNCTAD: trends in maritime piracy

    United Nations publishes report into piracy. UNCTAD overview of trends in maritime piracy UNCTAD has recently published a two-part report considering the costs and trade-related implications of maritime piracy and taking […]

  • UN deeply concerned at rising deaths

    The United Nations today voiced deep concern at the rising death toll from boat accidents UN deeply concerned at rising deaths from boat accidents in the Mediterranean The United Nations […]

  • Côte d’Ivoire Stability

    Despite considerable progress since the end of the violent post-election crisis two years ago, Côte d’Ivoire still faces significant threats to its stability, including piracy. Significant threats confront Côte d’Ivoire […]

  • Security Contractors: Greater Oversight

    Following their recent trip to Somalia, the United Nations expert panel urge greater oversight for private security contractors in the Horn of Africa country. Somalia: UN experts on use of […]

  • PH Seeks Proactive Role Of UN

    MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario has urged the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to take a more pro-active position in resolving the West Philippine Sea dispute […]

  • Lost at Sea

    Can the Obama administration succeed where its predecessors failed on the Law of the Sea treaty? Lost at Sea By James Kraska, Foreign Policy Few modern treaties have generated more […]

  • New Prison

    A United Nations financed prison for Somali pirates has been opened in Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa. The facility, built to counter the flood of new arrivals overwhelming jails elsewhere in the […]

  • Effect on Homeland Security

    In order to mitigate the ripple effects on US Homeland security, industry experts want specialist teams from commercial security firms deployed on every ship that sails in the danger zone […]