UN agencies join to support Senegal’s maritime and port security
IMO says it joined other United Nations agencies supporting Senegal’s maritime and port security, in an assessment visit to Dakar (27-29 March). IMO acted as the lead agency for maritime security provisions during the assessment of Senegal’s implementation of important Security Council resolutions addressing counter-terrorism. Border management was a main focus of the mission, which included meetings with maritime authorities and border management agencies.
The visit, led by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED), was a follow-up to a similar mission in 2009, which focused on border control and police cooperation.
UNCTED counter-terrorism missions of this kind embrace security in all its forms. IMO participates in a team focussing on law enforcement-related matters (with IOM, WCO, ICAO, UNODC and Interpol) that conducts site visits of facilities to help assess their compliance with various international security instruments.
IMO was represented in Dakar by Gisela Vieira.