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2021 SIPRI Lecture concludes, stresses the need for revitalizing democracy for the younger generation

(Stockholm, 25 May 2021) Yesterday evening, more than 900 global participants convened in a virtual space for the third annual SIPRI Lecture. This year, the lecture was delivered by HE Dr Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State of the United States, followed by a distinguished panel.

Save the date: Battlefields of the future in focus at the 2021 Stockholm Security Conference

(Stockholm, 25 May 2021) The sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference will convene in a virtual format on 8–11 November. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Battlefields of the Future: Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century’.

2021 Stockholm Forum opens, multilateral solutions the key to promoting peace

(Stockholm, 4 May 2021) Over the next four days —4–7 May— more than 4300 global participants and over 60 partner organizations will convene in a virtual space for the eighth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

2021 Stockholm Forum opens tomorrow—Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk

(Stockholm, 3 May 2021) Over the next four days, more than 3500 global participants and over 60 partner organizations will convene in a virtual space for the eighth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

World military spending rises to almost $2 trillion in 2020

Total global military expenditure rose to $1981 billion last year, an increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms from 2019, according to new data published today by SIPRI.

New SIPRI Policy Paper: Climate-related Security Risks and Peacebuilding in Mali

This report sheds new light on this urgent question, through a case study of one of the biggest peace missions active today, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

SIPRI welcomes new Governing Board members

(Stockholm, 15 April 2021) The Swedish Government has formally appointed Ambassador Chan Heng Chee and Feodor Voitolovsky as new members of the SIPRI Governing Board.

International arms transfers level off after years of sharp growth; Middle Eastern arms imports grow most, says SIPRI

International transfers of major arms stayed at the same level between 2011–15 and 2016–20, according to new data on global arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). 

Andrew Mack—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of Andrew Mack, a prominent figure of the peace research field.

Former SIPRI Governing Board member Sir Brian Urquhart–in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of former member of the SIPRI Governing Board, Sir Brian Urquhart (United Kingdom), who passed away on 2 January 2021 at the age of 101.