|12/9/16||Regional Capacity Building Working Group Terms of Reference||The Indian Ocean Regional Capacity Building Working Group Terms of Reference were created when the CGPCS Working Group 1 transitioned into two separate entities to promote regional ownership of counter-piracy efforts and to coordinate capacity-building in the region. This document outlines the responsibilities and roles for the Capacity Building Working Group.
|12/9/16||Indian Ocean Regional Capacity Building Working Group||The Indian Ocean Regional Capacity Building Working Group convened in Dar es Salaam on 16 November 2016. At the meeting, with representatives from regional governments and organizations, as well as international organizations and donors in attendance, the Working Group reiterated the importance of a regionally owned and led capacity-building process in order to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Indian Ocean, in addition to updating its Terms of Reference and reaffirming its commitment to the facilitation of cooperative maritime security capacity building efforts. The next Indian Ocean Regional Capacity Building Working Group meeting will take place in the margins of the next CGPCS Plenary meeting in 2017.
|11/30/16||UN Security Council Resolution 2316 (2016)||Recalling its 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), 2077 (2012) 2125 (2013), 2184 (2014), and 2246 (2015) as well as the Statement of its President (S/PRST/2010/16) of 25 August 2010 and (S/PRST/2012/24) of 19 November 2012.
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|11/4/16||UN Secretary-General Report on Piracy and Robbery in Somalia||Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia
In October 2016, the UN Secretary-General released a report detailing developments related to piracy and armed robbery in the Western Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia.
While the report praises the progress against piracy in the region, it also notes the fragile and reversible nature of these successes. As the report explains, the root causes initially responsible for piracy, to include the presence of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, as well as the lack of economic opportunities in Somalia, remain in place.
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|9/29/16||Use of Force Handbook for Private Security Companies||The Handbook on the Use of Force for Private Security Companies was written by Phillip Drew and Rob McLaughlin and was based on a multi-stakeholder drafting process that took place over three years. The handbook was developed through cooperation with experts from governments, international organizations, NGOs, the PSC industry and academia. It is a comprehensive guide which offers explanations and examples and provides flexibility and options for security providers as jurisdictions or situations change and evolve. The Handbook can be used in any environment across the spectrum of Private Security Company operations and has straight-forward rules for interpretation that make it easy to use and to train to.
The Handbook for the Use of Force for Private Security Companies is modelled on the SanRemo Handbook on Rules of Engagement, of which the principal authors are also co-authors.
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|6/1/16||Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region (Version 2, June 2016) ||An updated version of ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection Against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region’ released by BIMCO, ICS, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO. This document supersedes the previous guidance for the region and should be read in conjunction with the 4th edition of the Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy as amended (BMP4).
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|6/1/16||Anatomy of West African Maritime Kidnapping||A guide for seafarers produced jointly by the Hellenic War Risk Club, the UK War Risks Club, the UK P&I Club and Terra Firma Risk Management, which explains why kidnapping for ransom has increased recently in the Gulf of Guinea, and assesses whether this increase will continue. It describes what happens during a kidnap, and provides some insight into the training available for shipping companies and crews.
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|11/1/15||Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2182 (2014): Somalia||A report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea delivered to the UN Security Council in October 2015 pursuant to Security Council resolution 2182 (2014).
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|11/1/15||United Nations Resolution 2246 (2015)||This 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), 2077 (2012) 2125 (2013), and 2184 (2014) as well as the Statement of its President (S/PRST/2010/16) of 25 August 2010 and (S/PRST/2012/24) of 19 November 2012.
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|10/1/15||Danish Maritime Days 2015 Presentation: Regional Maritime Security Challenges and Opportunities for Governments and Industry - Southeast Asian Case||A presentation by Eric Frécon (Ecole Navale – Asia Centre) on the Maritime Security situation in Southeast Asia, given at a conference in Copenhagen in October 2015