UN General Assembly

Naval Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Industry Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Plight of Seafarers

Ongoing activity
  • In UNGA resolution 66/231 (5 April 2012), the Assembly expressed their grave concern at the threats piracy and armed robbery at sea pose to the safety and welfare of seafarers and other persons.

Messaging and Advocacy

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Regional Capacity

No activity implemented or planned
  • UNGA resolution 67/78 (5 December 2012) Recognizes the crucial role of international cooperation at the global, regional, sub-regional, and bilateral levels in combating threats to maritime security through bilateral and multilateral instruments and mechanisms aimed at monitoring, preventing and responding to such threats.

Rule of Law

Ongoing activity
  • UNGA resolutions 55/7 (27 February 2001), 59/24 (4 February 2005), 60/30 (8 March 2006), and 64/71 (12 March 2010) emphasize the importance of reporting acts of piracy and sharing information between states affected by piracy and call upon states to facilitate the apprehension and prosecution of suspected pirates, and urge all states to adopt national legislation to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea.
  • Resolution 67/70 (3 December 2012) welcomes the efforts of the Standing Advisory Committee towards addressing cross-border security threats in Central Africa, including acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea

Coordination

Ongoing activity
  • UNGA resolution 66/231 (5 April 2012), along with resolutions 65/37 A (7 December 2010) and 65/37 B (4 April 2011) emphasize the importance of information sharing and urge states to work with IMO to suppress piracy.
  • The UNGA circulated information at its sixty-seventh session as to the Gulf of Guinea Heads of State and Government decision to convene a regional summit in order to establish an integrated framework to combat maritime crime.
  • The UNGA has also coordinated their counter-piracy initiatives with the UN Security Council.