Djibouti Code of conduct broadened to maritime illicit activities

Djibouti Code of conduct broadened to maritime illicit activities

Djibouti Code of conduct broadened to maritime illicit activities

by 2 February 2017

An international agreement (the Djibouti Code of Conduct) that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

A high-level meeting of signatories to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (10 to 12 January 2017) has adopted a revised Code of Conduct, which will be known as the “Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct 2017”. 

The participatory States agreed to work together, with support from IMO and other stakeholders, to build national and regional capacity to address wider maritime security issues, as a basis for sustainable development of the maritime sector. 

Download the revised Djibouti Code of Conduct, in Arabic, English and French. 

Read the full brief prepared by IMO