Lessons from UNODC’s Hostage Support Programme published

The Hostage Support Programme, managed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, has issued a paper drawing upon the Programme’s work in supporting the victims of piracy off the coast of Somalia. The report identifies three key areas for the lessons learned project:

  • The Authority for actors to negotiate with pirates
  •  Flexibility of funding for hostage support programmes
  • The need to provide follow up services to the victims of piracy.

A copy of the Hostage Support Programme’s report is available here: Hostage Support Programme – Lessons Learned Report 14 Apr 14

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