UN chief urges collective action to fight piracy, armed robbery at sea in Central Africa

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called today on Central African leaders to collectively focus on conflict prevention in the subregion and to fight the threats of piracy and armed robbery at sea, as well as other security challenges.

Security Council urges broad regional approach to counter piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The Security Council today called for a comprehensive regional approach to combat the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, and reiterated its call on Member States to prosecute perpetrators in accordance with international laws.

Ban welcomes anti-piracy strategy adopted by leaders from West, Central Africa

Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon has welcomed the adoption by a summit of African leaders of a regional strategy against piracy and other illegal maritime activities in West and Central Africa.

At UN-backed meeting, African States seek to combat piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Representatives from three African sub-regional organizations focused on ways to cooperate to eliminate piracy in the Gulf of Guinea during a United Nations-backed meeting held this week in Cotonou, Benin.