Security Council re-authorizes action against piracy off Somali coast

The Security Council today renewed for another 12 months the authorizations granted to States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia’s transitional government to fight piracy off the country’s coast.

Warships alone will not deter piracy off Somali coast, Security Council told

The growing problem of piracy off the Somali coast demands more than just military efforts, the United Nations political chief told the Security Council today, calling for simultaneous action on three fronts – deterrence, security and the rule of law, and development – to combat the scourge.

Pirates off Somalia committing more violence despite naval patrols – Ban

Naval patrols off Somalia’s coast have increasingly disrupted the activities of pirates, with many sea bandits arrested and prosecuted, but others have continued to seize ships using increasingly violent methods, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.

Security Council debates legal options for pursuing pirates off Somali coast

Commending the efforts undertaken so far to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that more can be done, as the Security Council debated legal options to help bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice.

UN Member States debate ways to fight piracy off Somalia

The United Nations General Assembly today held a day-long informal meeting on piracy, with Assembly President Ali Treki calling for broader international efforts and resources to combat the ever-expanding scourge, particularly off the coast of war-torn Somalia.

Seychelles to launch UN-backed courts to combat piracy

The remoteness of the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles has made it a prime target for pirates, and the country is fighting back by setting up a United Nations-supported centre to prosecute piracy.