Friday, February 27, 2009

UN Issues Reminder of Operative Guideline

The UN International Maritime Organization would like to issue a reminder that the operative guidelines under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1846 passed in December of 2008 authorized states and regional organizations to enter Somalia's territory waters and to use "all means necessary" to repress acts of piracy and armed robbery in international waters. If states are trying to enter other territories' waters, then they may only do so after consulting the governments of the respective nations and/or territories. This must also fall within the 12-mile boundary protocol.


This is part of a foreign policy simulation for the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. The events depicted are not actually happening.