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1/1/14Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: Assessing the Threats, Preparing the ResponseThis meeting note addresses current and emerging threats in the Gulf of Guinea, including piracy, and the conditions that contribute to their rise, such as economic inequality and poor governance. The report summarizes key themes from a roundtable discussion held at IPI last June on the security challenges in the region. The meeting was a component of the African Union (AU)-IPI partnership agreement for the period 2012–2014, which focuses on security threats and policy responses in the Sahel-Sahara region and the Gulf of Guinea, among other areas. To view full document, please click here.  International Peace InstituteBriefing Paper
1/1/14Reconstruction of Domestic Fisheries Catches in Somalia 1950-2010This study reconstructs domestic fisheries catch data in Somalia between 1950 and 2010, including the industrial, artisanal, subsistence and recreational sectors. The authors found that the Somali reconstructed total catch was nearly two times the landings reported by the FAO on behalf of Somalia for the time period, most of which is attributed to the reconstructed small-scale sector. To view full report please click here. Lo Persson, Alasdair Lindop, Sarah Harper, Kyrstn Zylich and Dirk ZellerReport
1/1/14United States Senate Resolution 288Supporting enhanced maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and encouraging increased cooperation between the United States and West and Central African countries to fight armed robbery at sea, piracy, and other maritime threats.  View publication United States SenateU.S. Senate Resolution
12/1/13The EU Fight Against Piracy in the Horn of Africa Fact SheetThis fact-sheet outlines EU efforts to combat piracy in the region as per 23 December 2013. View publication European External Action ServiceBriefing Paper
12/1/13How to End Illegal Fishing From coastal waters to the high seas, criminals are robbing the oceans and jeopardizing communities, economies, and the environment. This report provides an overview of the main enforcement issues in regards to IUU fishing and details Pew's strategy to end illegal fishing.  View publication Pew Charitable TrustsReport
11/1/13Pirate Trails Tracking the Illicit Financial Flows from Pirate Activities off the Horn of AfricaThis study was conducted through a collaborative effort of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the World Bank. Its focus is on financial flows and how such flows can be monitored by relevant law enforcement agencies. It complements another study done exclusively by the World Bank (referenced in this study as the World Bank Report) that assesses the economic costs of piracy off the coast of Somalia. View publication World Bank, UNODC, and INTERPOLReport
11/1/13UN Security Council Resolution 2125This resolution follows previous resolutions concerning the situation in Somalia, especially resolutions 1814 (2008), 1816 (2008), 1838 (2008), 1844 (2008), 1846 (2008), 1851 (2008), 1897 (2009), 1918 (2010), 1950 (2010), 1976 (2011), 2015 (2011), 2020 (2011) and 2077 (2012), as well as the Statement of the Security Council's President (S/PRST/2010/16) of 25 August 2010 and (S/PRST/2012/24) of 19 November 2012. UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution
10/1/13S/2013/623 - Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of SomaliaThis report was submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2077 (2012), and provides an update on major developments on possible ways to advance international efforts to combat the problem of piracy and armed robbery at sea and associated hostage-taking off the coast of Somalia since 22 October 2012. The assessment and observations in the report are based on information provided by Member States and regional organizations. UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
9/1/13Somali Maritime Resource and Security StrategyThe Somali Maritime Resource and Security Strategy was created with the endorsement of the Somali Federal Government, Somaliland and the Somali regions, The SMRSS serves as a chapeau document that directs the future development of the Somali maritime sector. Six thematic annexes were created to act as a roadmap for the implementation of the Somali Resource and Security Strategy. Each area has corresponding implementation agencies acting in support of Somali authorities. Each annex identifies projects with priorities and funding requirements.  Multiple AuthorsStrategy
7/1/13International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Lessons Identified from Somali PiracyThis paper draws upon the international shipping industry's experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013, with the intention of identifying lessons from the experience in order to shape future responses, wherever in the world they might be required.  View publication International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)Briefing Paper

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