- Mobilization of all affected sectors of the maritime community
- Developing public-private partnerships that promote long-term solutions at sea and ashore
- Global and sustainable deterrence based on the rule of law
United Nations Security Council resolution 1851(16 December 2008) encouraged ‘all States and regional organizations fighting piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia to establish an international cooperation mechanism to act as a common point of contact between and among states, regional and international organizations on all aspects of combating piracy and armed robbery at sea off Somalia’s coast’. Subsequently, the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia(CGPCS) was created in New York on 14 January 2009 by representatives from 23 countries. In addition, five international organizations participated in the first meeting. Since then, CGPCS meetings have been attended by representatives from at least 60 countries and observers from a large number of international and regional organizations, navies, industry and seafarer organizations and other non-state groups. A new website was launched in September 2011 to provide information about the work of the CGPCS to the general public and to enable members of CGPCS to share information and ideas on a restricted members section. CGPCS Plenary meeting communiques can be downloaded from the website here.
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