Somali Pirates Release 26 Hostages Thanks to Hostage Support Partnership
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a program of One Earth Future (OEF), and a member of the Hostage Support Partnership, announces the release of the last 26 hostages held by Somali pirates from the large commercial vessels taken during the height of the piracy crisis. Read more.
Women Demand Inclusion in Peace and Security Efforts
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—According to a recent report from OEF Research and Inclusive Security, women are pressuring governments around the world to include them more in building and maintaining peace in their countries. Read more.
Larry Sampler to Lead One Earth Future
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—As of October 24, Donald "Larry" Sampler, Jr., former assistant to the administrator at USAID for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, will become president of One Earth Future. Read more.
Lessons Learned in Combating Piracy Could be Applied to Mediterranean Migration Crisis, According to New Report
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—Oceans Beyond Piracy in cooperation with OEF Research, has released a new report which examines how the response to the Somali piracy crisis could make crossing the Mediterranean safer for refugees. Read more.
OEF Senior Advisor, Sahana Dharmapuri, to Present and Moderate UN International Peace Day Event
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—Sahana Dharmapuri, senior advisor to Our Secure Future, a program of the One Earth Future (OEF) foundation, will be featured as lead presenter and will moderate a panel discussion on Women, Peace & Global Goals at an International Peace Day event in Denver. Read more.
Colombian Peace Treaty Signed! The Hard Work Continues
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—The One Earth Future Foundation congratulates the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on the signing of an historic treaty to end more than 50 years of war, effectively ending official wars in the Western Hemisphere. Read more.
Peace Expert, Dr. Erica Chenoweth, Joins OEF Research
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—The One Earth Future Foundation today announced Erica Chenoweth, Ph.D. has joined its Research program as a Fellow. Chenoweth is an internationally recognized authority on political violence and its alternatives and is a professor and associate dean for research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Read more.
Oceans Beyond Piracy Reveals Research Findings on Long-Term Impact of Maritime Piracy on Hostages at Day of Seafarer Celebration
MANILA, Philippines—Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a program of the One Earth Future (OEF) Foundation focused on reducing violence at sea, has released a new report titled “After the Release: The Long-term Impact of Piracy on Seafarers and Their Families.” Read more.
Study Finds Global Piracy Attacks Constant But Rising Kidnap Menace in Gulf of Guinea
LONDON, UK––The Gulf of Guinea has become extremely dangerous to seafarers, as pirates increasingly employ “kidnap-for-ransom” tactics. The shift towards kidnapping and away from the once prevalent oil theft seems to be in response to increased naval patrols coupled with lower oil prices. Read more.
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) Report Notes Continued Threats to Seafarers from Maritime Piracy, Not Least in Southeast Asia
LONDON, UK––Oceans Beyond Piracy's fifth State of Maritime Piracy Report analyzes piracy in the Western Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Guinea and, for the first time, in Southeast Asia. Read more.