Isolating ringleaders and financiers vital to combating piracy – UN official

It is vital to isolate the ringleaders and financiers of piracy to effectively combat this scourge, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said, as he ended a 10-day mission to East Africa.

Security Council stresses need for comprehensive global response to tackle piracy

The Security Council today reiterated its condemnation of all acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in the waters off the coast of Somalia, and stressed the need for a comprehensive response by the international community to repress the scourge and tackle its root causes.

UN spotlights contribution of seafarers to livelihoods of billions worldwide

Top United Nations officials are applauding the contribution of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers whose work is central to the livelihoods of billions of people worldwide, while also drawing attention to the perils they face on a daily basis.