External Resources

Filter By
Datesort ascendingTitleDescriptionAuthorType
2/1/13Transnational Organized Crime in West AfricaWest Africa has long been the focus of United Nations attention, but it is only recently that the international community recognized organized crime as a key issue for the region. This recognition stems primarily from a single contraband flow - cocaine - a flow so large that its wholesale value on arrival in Europe would exceed the national security budgets of many countries in West Africa. While the threat of cocaine is clear, there are many other forms of organized crime, such as maritime crime, that threaten the stability of the region. These threats are both a cause and a consequence of weak governance, a dynamic explored in the present report.  To view full report, please click here.  UNODCUN Document
1/31/13Report of the Secretary-General on SomaliaThe present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 29 of Security Council resolution 2010 (2011), in which the Council requested to report on all aspects of the resolution every four months. The report provides an update on major developments that occurred in Somalia on the three major tracks of the United Nations approach — (i) political; (ii) security; and (iii) humanitarian, recovery and development, and human rights — in the period from 16 August 2012 to 15 January 2013. In pursuance of the implementation of resolution 2067 (2012), it also provides options and recommendations for the future United Nations presence in Somalia.  UN Secretary GeneralUN Document
11/21/12UN Security Council Resolution 2077Renews its call on states and regional organizations to fight piracy and armed robbery at sea through the deployment of naval vessels, arms and military aircraft and through seizures and disposition of boats, vessels, and weapons used in the commission of those crimes. The Council requested that Somalia pass a complete set of counter-piracy laws and declare and EEZ. It also urged states to investigate new allegations of IUU fishing and illegal dumping.  UN Security CouncilUN Document
10/1/11S/2011/662 - Report of the secretary-general pursuant to Security Council resolution 1950This report was submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 1950 (2010) of 23 November 2010, in which the Security Council requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution and on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. The report updates the assessment contained in the report of 27 October 2010 (S/2010/556).  UN Secretary GeneralUN Document
1/8/10Report of the Secretary-General on SomaliaThe present report is submitted pursuant to the statement by the President of the Security Council of 31 October 2001 (S/PRST/2001/30), in which the Council requested me to submit reports at least every four months on the situation in Somalia and the efforts to promote the peace process, as well as to operative paragraph 13 of Security Council resolution 1872 (2009), in which the Council requested me to take the steps identified in paragraphs 82 to 86 of my report of 16 April 2009 (S/2009/210) and to report on progress. The present combined report provides an update on major developments in Somalia since my reports of 20 July 2009 (S/2009/373) and 2 October 2009 (S/2009/503), and assesses the political, security, human rights and humanitarian situation, as well as progress made in implementing the three-phased incremental approach set out in my April 2009 report. It also covers the operational activities of the United Nations and the international community’s counter-piracy efforts further to my report of 13 November (S/2009/590). UN Secretary GeneralUN Document