UN / PIRACY AT SEA

05-Feb-2019 00:01:54
Addressing a Security Council debate on Transnational Organized Crime at Sea as a Threat to International Peace and Security, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, said, “these crimes pose an immediate danger to people’s lives and safety, they undermine human rights, hinder sustainable development” and, “threaten international peace and security.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 05 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

05 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Med shot, delegates
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC):
“These crimes pose an immediate danger to people s lives and safety, they undermine human rights, hinder sustainable development and, as this Council has recognized, they threaten international peace and security.”
5. Med shot, delegates
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC):
“We urge all Member States to facilitate mutual legal assistance and other forms of cooperation to address the expansion of transnational organized crime at sea, through ratification and effective use of the international legal framework.”
7. Med shot, delegates
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Equatorial Guinea:
“Illegal activities in the African maritime space, maritime terrorism, money laundering, discharges of toxic waste and crude oil, stealing crude oil and natural gas, trafficking in arms and drugs, trafficking in persons and refugees, piracy and armed robbery, illegal fishing, overfishing, and environmental crimes, they pose a loss of devastating human and economic lives for our continent.”
9. Med shot, delegates
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Equatorial Guinea:
“The only way to guarantee maritime security is by working together, because if we do that, we can take advantage of the immense benefits that the sea provides.”
11. Wide shot, Council
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Addressing a Security Council debate on Transnational Organized Crime at Sea as a Threat to International Peace and Security, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, today (5 Feb) said, “these crimes pose an immediate danger to people’s lives and safety, they undermine human rights, hinder sustainable development” and, “threaten international peace and security.”

Fedotov noted that UNODC is working with member states to counter the smuggling of migrants and terrorist material, and attacks on shipping in the Gulf of Aden; cocaine trafficking in the Atlantic; heroin trafficking in the Indian Ocean; piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea; kidnapping for ransom in the Sulu and Celebes Seas; illegal fishing in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans; and migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean.

He urged Member States “to facilitate mutual legal assistance and other forms of cooperation to address the expansion of transnational organized crime at sea, through ratification and effective use of the international legal framework.”

In his address to the Council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, said, “illegal activities in the African maritime space, maritime terrorism, money laundering, discharges of toxic waste and crude oil, stealing crude oil and natural gas, trafficking in arms and drugs, trafficking in persons and refugees, piracy and armed robbery, illegal fishing, overfishing, and environmental crimes, they pose a loss of devastating human and economic lives for our continent.”

The Foreign Minister said, “the only way to guarantee maritime security is by working together, because if we do that, we can take advantage of the immense benefits that the sea provides.”

Equatorial Guinea holds the presidency of the Security Council for the month of February.
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