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4/1/11UN Security Council Resolution 1976This resolution follows previous resolutions concerning the situation in Somalia, especially resolutions 1918 (2010) and 1950 (2010). In it the Security Council requests the Secretary-General to report within six months on the protection of Somali natural resources and waters, and on alleged illegal fishing and illegal dumping, including of toxic substances, off the coast of Somalia, taking into account the studies on this matter previously conducted by the United Nations Environmental Programme and other competent agencies. UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution
2/1/12UN Security Council Resolution 2039Expressing deep concern about piracy and armed robbery at sea in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, the Security Council this morning urged States of the region to act with dispatch to counter the scourge at the national and regional levels, encouraging international partners to provide support for regional patrols, coordination centres and the implementation of a region-wide strategy To view full resolution, please click here.  UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution
9/1/08Montreaux DocumentThe Montreux Document is an intergovernmental document intended to promote respect for international humanitarian law and human rights law whenever private military and security companies are present in armed conflicts. It is not legally binding, but contains a compilation of relevant international legal obligations and good practices. The Montreux Document was finalized by consensus on 17 September 2008 by 17 States with a growing number of participating State since then.  View publication International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign AffairsInternational Agreement
11/1/10International Code of Conduct on Private SecurityThe International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (the “Code”) was developed to set forth a commonly-agreed set of principles for Private Security Service Providers (PSCs) and to establish a foundation to translate those principles into related standards as well as governance and oversight mechanisms. The Code endorses the principles of the Montreux Document and the UN-developed “Respect, Protect, Remedy” framework as they apply to PSCs.  Swiss GovernmentInternational Agreement
5/1/14IOTC CIRCULAR 2014– 59This IOTC Circular documents the Federal Government of Somalia accepting the "Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission," thereby becoming an IOTC member as of 22 May 2014. This document is in both English and French. Indian Ocean Tuna CommissionInternational Agreement
6/1/13Code of Conduct Concerning the Repression of Piracy, Armed Robbery against Ships, and Illicit Maritime Activity in West and Central AfricaAlso known as the 'Yaounde Code of Conduct' this document brings together signatory nations from West and Central Africa with an intention to cooperate to the fullest possible extent in the repression of transnational organized crime in the maritime domain, maritime terrorism, IUU fishing, and other illegal activities.  View publication Multiple AuthorsInternational Agreement