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At last, an accepted international standard for maritime security
Seatrade Global  |  29 August 2013
Despite being on the front line for a sharp decline in successful hijackings in the Gulf of Aden, the use of armed guards has divided the opinions of the maritime industry, governments, and the UN.

Serbia moves to regulate private security sector
Southeast European Times  |  17 August 2013
Laws that would set guidelines for the security sector are awaiting consideration by Serbia's parliament.

U.S. State Department to Incorporate International Code of Conduct into Worldwide Protective Services Contracts
U.S. Department of State  |  16 August 2013
On September 19th and 20th of this year, the Government of Switzerland will host the launch of the association to serve as a governance and oversight mechanism of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC).

ISO developing new standard for private security
SecurityInfo  |  09 August 2013
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will soon begin work on a new international standard based on the ANSI/ASIS.PSC.1: 2012 - Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations—Requirements with Guidance.

Somalia unveils new agency for maritime security
The Seafarer Times  |  07 August 2013
Somalia will set up a new coastguard force to combat piracy as well as to strengthen its control over its territorial waters and natural resources, the country's presidency disclosed recently. A deal signed between Somalia's defence ministry and a private company, The Atlantic Marine and Offshore Group, aims to create a coastguard from scratch for the war-torn nation, whose pirate-infested coastline is one of the longest on mainland Africa.

Syria's Assad 'legalises' private security firms
Business Standard  | 06 August 2013
Syria's president has passed a decree legalising private security firms, faced with a 29-month armed revolt against his rule that has pinned down the police, state news agency SANA reported today.

Soldier of Misfortune
Foreign Policy  |  06 August 2013
> It wasn't David Bax's job to respond to such an attack; the former South African soldier was hired by the U.N. simply to defuse explosives in and around the restive city. But Bax wasn't about to sit on his hands while a massacre went down. 

Police to monitor private security firms
Angola Press  |  06 August 2013
The National Police will adopt a stronger monitoring of the country's private security firms, mainly those working for State institutions, demanding them to comply with the law, announced the Home minister, Angelo de Barros Veiga Tavares.

A plan for maritime security regulation
The Maritime Journal  |  02 August 2013
Maintaining high standards and sustained growth in the absence of formal market institutions is challenging. This is why the private maritime security industry needs a regulatory strategy to survive competition and declining service quality, says freelance industry analyst Deo Delaney.

VIDEO: Press Conference: The use of private military and security companies in UN peace and humanitarian operations in the field
UN Web TV  |  01 August 2013
Participants: Chairman-Rapporteur Mr. Anton Katz (South Africa); Ms. Faiza Patel (Pakistan); Ms. Patricia Arias (Chile); Ms. Elżbieta Karska (Poland) and Mr. Gabor Rona (United States/Hungary).

Panel: UN reliance on private military security companies growing, lacks transparency
AP  |  01 August 2013
> An expert panel called Thursday for more transparency surrounding the deepening reliance of the United Nations on private security companies for services from armed guards to police training.

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