UNODC – Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea: A Cost Analysis for Coastal States

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and partners launched the report, ‘Pirates of the Gulf Guinea: A Cost Analysis for Coastal States’ during a high-level event in New York.

Seafarers working in the Gulf of Guinea face unacceptable and unparalleled threats of piracy and robbery at sea. The frequency and violence of these attacks has preoccupied navies that could be addressing other maritime security threats, discouraged foreign investment, weakened state control of coastal and offshore areas, slowed the development of the blue economy, emboldened illicit traders and illegal fishers, and terrorised seafarer communities. 

On 7 December 2021 in New York, the Stable Seas non-profit, in partnership with UNODC, launched a report on the Cost of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The launch ceremony was co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Ghana, the Permanent Mission of Nigeria, the Permanent Mission of Norway and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The event accommodated a high-level segment and a panel discussion on maritime threats in the Gulf of Guinea.  

Click here to read the report.