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10/1/11UN Security Council Resolution 2015 Stresses the need for states to prosecute persons suspected of piracy and armed robbery at sea and notes that the failure to hold pirates accountable enables offensive acts. It requests that the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and regional authorities adopt a complete set of counter-piracy laws, including post-conviction transfer and imprisonment agreements. The resolution calls upon UNODC, UNDP, and Somali authorities to build prison capacity. UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution
10/1/11Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of Somali natural resources and watersA report submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1976 (2011). It reviews information currently available relating to illegal fishing and illegal dumping off the coast of Somalia and assesses the potential environmental and economic costs for the country, and examines the status of Somalia’s natural resources and the corresponding legal framework on their protection and exploitation.  UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
10/1/11Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1950 (2010)This report updates the assessment contained in the Secretary-General’s report S/2010/556 and considers the situation of piracy and examines the political, legal and operational activities that have been undertaken by Member States, regional organizations and the United Nations and its partners in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, and concludes with observations. UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
9/1/11Twenty Years of Collapse and Counting: The Cost of Failure in SomaliaIn this report John Norris and Bronwyn Bruton estimate—using a variety of official and unofficial sources and some educated guesswork—a reasonable estimate of the financial cost of Somalia’s conflict since 1991. Their research concludes that the international community has collectively spent just over $55 billion responding to Somalia since 1991. To view full article please click here.  John Norris and Bronwyn BrutonReport
9/1/11UN Security Council Resolution 2010Extends AMISOM mandate through 31 October 2012. View publication UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution
8/1/11S/2011/549 - Report of the Secretary-General on SomaliaA report submitted to the Security Council to provide an update on major developments in Somalia since the Secretary-General’s report of 28 April 2011 (S/2011/277). It assesses the political, security, human rights and humanitarian situation as well as progress made in implementing the United Nations strategy for Somalia. The report also covers the operational activities of the United Nations and the international community, as well as developments in counter-piracy activities. UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
8/1/11Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy - Version 4 (BMP4) The fourth revision of the Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy document, released in August 2011. It contains specific recommendations concerning how to protect vessels and crews from maritime piracy attacks through proper risk assessment and planning, reporting, vessel hardening measures, and what to do in case of a successful pirate attack. Multiple AuthorsGuidelines
7/1/11Somali Futures: An ExplorationThis report is based on a pilot survey carried out by King’s College, London’s Humanitarian Futures Programme to explore how Somalis see their future and that of future generations. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme ‐ Somali office, the overarching purpose of this initiative is to determine if there are any consistent themes that emerge from extensive engagement with a sample of Somali respondents that might prompt different forms of support to the Somali people.  To view full report please click here.  Humanitarian Future’s ProgrammeReport
6/1/11S/2011/360 - Report of the Secretary-General on the modalities for the establishment of specialized Somali anti-piracy courts This report elaborates on some of the suggestions presented in the report by the Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Legal Issues Related to Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, Mr. Jack Lang (annex to document S/2011/30).  In particular, it outlines the requirements (‘modalities’) for strengthening Somali capability to uphold rule of law, in particular concerning prosecuting and incarcerating suspected and convicted pirates. UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
5/1/11UN General Assembly Resolution 65/37 This resolution contains updates and requests related to the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects (“the Regular Process”). UN General AssemblyResolution