Battling maritime piracy

Threat of attack remains, despite drop in activity.

Battling maritime piracy

by Sarah Jacotine

As part of UAE Counter Piracy Week, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DP World’s UAE Counter-Piracy Conference in Dubai addressed the challenges of maritime piracy. 

Piracy, terrorism and criminal activities originating in Somalia can only be addressed by creating a climate of engagement and empowerment that encourages employment for Somalia’s young people was the key message that came out of the fourth annual UAE Counter-Piracy Conference.

The public and private sector came together at the summit, held from October 29-30 at the JW Marriot Marquis, Dubai, to discuss counter piracy efforts, security, international investment and Somalia capacity building under the theme ‘Securing State Recovery: Sustaining Momentum at Sea, Confronting Instability on Land’.

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