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2/1/01UN General Assembly Resolution 55-7Reaffirms the importance of UNCLOS and encourages all states that have not done so to become party to the Convention. The resolution also calls upon states to harmonize their national legislation with the provisions of the Convention, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure more effective collaboration and coordination between the relevant parts of the Secretariat of the United Nations and the United Nations as a whole. UN General AssemblyUN General Assembly Resolution
1/1/02Stopping Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated FishingThis booklet describes important aspects of the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and is intended to help readers with the tools for use in dealing with IUU fishing, to suggest which tools to use in particular circumstances, and to provide guidance on how to use these tools effectively. To view full report please click here. UN FAOWorking Paper
2/1/05UN General Assembly Resolution 59-24 Emphasizes the importance of reporting acts of piracy and sharing information between states affected by piracy. The resolution calls upon states to facilitate the apprehension and prosecution of suspected pirates, urges all states to adopt national legislation to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea, and to become parties to the SUA Convention and its Protocol. UN General AssemblyUN General Assembly Resolution
3/1/06UN General Assembly Resolution 60-30 Urges all States, in cooperation with the IMO, to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea, including through training of seafarers, port staff and enforcement personnel in the prevention, reporting and investigation of incidents, bringing the alleged perpetrators to justice, in accordance with international law, and by adopting national legislation, as well as providing enforcement vessels and equipment. UN General AssemblyUN Security Council Resolution
3/1/06Closing the Net: Stopping Illegal Fishing on the High SeasThis report by the High Seas Task Force (HSTF) describes how Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing began, the scale of the problem, and how this crime is carried out. The HSTF then lays out 9 proposals intended to help relevant stakeholders tackle the root causes of IUU fishing. To view full report please click here.  High Seas Task ForceReport
6/1/08UN Security Council Resolution 1816A UN Security Council Resolution dedicated to addressing Somali piracy specifically. It authorized naval forces to enter Somali territorial waters to deter and disrupt piracy for a period of six months, and encouraged states to increase and coordinate efforts to counter piracy off the coast of Somalia. UN Security CouncilUN General Assembly Resolution
8/8/08UN Security Council Resolution 1831Renews the authorization of Member States of the African Union to maintain a mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for a further period of six months.  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
10/1/08UN Security Council Resolution 1838This resolution followed on from resolutions 1814 and 1816. Calls on states to suppress piracy and reaffirm UN Convention of Law of the Sea. Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council called upon States to take active part in the fight against Somali piracy and urged them to cooperate with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia to do so. UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution
12/1/08UN Security Council Resolution 1851The fifth resolution in 2008 regarding the situation in Somalia. Of particular note is the Security Council’s encouragement 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, thus providing the legitimacy for the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) to be set up. UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution