UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. In regards to piracy, the UNODC administers the UNODC Counter-Piracy Programme (CPP). The CPP focuses on fair and efficient trials and imprisonment in regional centers, humane and secure imprisonment in Somalia, and fair and efficient trials in Somalia. The efforts of UNODC and its multilateral partners have had considerable success across the criminal justice sector. The CPP assists Kenya, Seychelles, Mauritius, Tanzania, Maldives with judicial, prosecutorial and police capacity building programmes as well as office equipment, law books and specialist coast guard equipment. The CPP is assisting Somalia with upgrading its prisons and courts with the aim of ensuring that Somali pirates convicted in other countries can serve their sentences in their home country.
The European Union and its partners are promoting maritime safety and security in a number of regions through several policy instruments, the development and financing of various programmes and initiatives. At the moment these activities are mostly focused on eradicating piracy thus contributing to enhanced maritime security.
The Partnership for African Fisheries is a part of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), a technical body of the African Union. PAF works to improve the sustainability of Africa’s fisheries and improve the returns provided by this sector. PAF is committed to a vision in which fish contribute significantly to African prosperity and growth. PAF aims to support an emerging political cadre in defining processes that will strengthen Africa’s capacity to consider, determine and implement responsive reforms in fisheries governance and trade.
UNSOM is mandated by the UN Security Council to offer expertise in areas ranging from the political process to disarmament to help create and galvanize an environment in which stabilization and peacebuilding can proceed. The mission will support the new Federal Government – and all Somalis – in building lasting peace.
Stop Illegal Fishing is committed to ending the devastating impacts of illegal fishing across all African fisheries. It is only through the eradication of illegal fishing that African nations and their people will enjoy the full benefits of stable and increased revenues from their fishery resources. SIF was launched in mid-2007 and has since become a core component of the Partnership for African Fisheries. Dedicated to working in partnership with governments, civil society, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and the fishing industry, Stop Illegal Fishing is working towards a solution to IUU fishing in Africa.
he General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter.
This meeting of the United Nations Security Council discusses the peace consolidation process in West Africa with particular regards to piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The discussions include a call for a comprehensive regional strategy to combat piracy as well as a harmonized legal framework for maritime security with the support of the international community.
Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
The European External Action Service (EEAS)assists the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The EEAS is a functionally autonomous body, however, has a legal responsibility to ensure its policies are consistent with other EU bodies. The EEAS plays a crucial role in the fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia and supports the EU’s comprehensive approach the Horn of Africa, and Somalia specifically, through its programs both at sea and on land.