Tag: United Nations

  • UN Adopts Resolution Renewing Authorization for Somalia Anti-Piracy Measures

    December 04: United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted Resolution 2500 renewing the authorization for Somalia anti-piracy measures to December of 2020. The United States-drafted resolution has decided to […]

  • UN Envoy to Yemen Says Momentum to End the War is Building

    November 22: The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Friday the momentum to end the country’s devastating five-year war is building, pointing to a nearly 80 percent drop in airstrikes nationwide […]

  • Yemen’s Houthis Reportedly Begin Withdrawal from Hodeidah Ports in Boost to Peace Deal

    May 11: Yemen’s Houthi movement on Saturday started withdrawing forces from Saleef port in Hodeidah under a U.N.-sponsored deal stalled for months, a Reuters witness said, reviving hopes for peace […]

  • UN Yemen Envoy Says Redeployment in Hodeida Slow But Sure

    March 28: The U.N. envoy to Yemen said Thursday the redeployment of rival factions in the key port city of Hodeida is “slow” but will happen. A cease-fire agreed on […]

  • Russian anti-piracy moves

    Recent crew kidnappings focus minds. Russia Offers to Create Under the Aegis of the UN a Structure to Fight Against Maritime Piracy During open debates on the piracy of the sea held […]

  • UN looks at maritime crime

    Despite fall in piracy in Indian Ocean Region, other areas remain difficult. U.N. Security Council Focuses its Attention on Maritime Crime Transnational maritime crime is becoming more sophisticated as criminal […]

  • Hodeida offensive continues

    Hopes for peace talks. Thousands flee key Yemeni port city as Hodeida offensive continues By Ali Al Mujahed and Sudarsan Raghavan SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of civilians continue to flee the strategic port city […]

  • UN smuggler sanctions paused

    UN move to sanction smugglers on hold. Russia put UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders on hold Russia has delayed a western proposal for a UN Security Council committee to […]

  • More NK sanction busting?

    MPA spots suspicious tanker. Singaporean Tanker Suspected of Sanctions-Busting The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force says that it detected and photographed a “strongly suspected” high-seas petroleum transfer between a Singaporean-owned […]

  • UN calls for piracy action

    Onus placed on Somalia to continue fight. UN Security Council asks for comprehensive response to piracy off Somali coast The Security Council Tuesday adopted a resolution to condemn the acts […]