World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Security Council Speaks Against Piracy Off Somalia

Security Council Speaks Out Against Piracy, Armed Robbery Off Somali Coast

2 June 2008 - The Security Council today deplored acts of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia which impede the delivery of vital relief supplies, calling on States to cooperate more to tackle the problem.

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body said it was "gravely concerned by the threat that acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels pose to the prompt, safe and effective delivery of humanitarian aid to Somalia, the safety of commercial maritime routes and to international navigation."

Dozens of attacks and hijackings of ships operated by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and other relief agencies have been reported recently, obstructing the delivery of much-needed aid.

The Council called on States whose military ships and planes operate off the Horn of Africa nation's coast to be alert to piracy and to coordinate efforts to curb the problem with other nations, the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and international organizations such as the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Today's resolution also said that for a six-month period, countries working with the TFG in combating piracy can enter Somalia's territorial waters to repress such acts.

ENDS

Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives | RSS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO: