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2021 Stockholm Security Conference opens, a human-centric approach to addressing complex battlefields

(Stockholm, 8 November 2021) Over the next four days, more than 1000 global participants will convene in a virtual space for the sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference. Watch today’s opening panel here and download the conference agenda here (PDF).

SIPRI statement on the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

(Stockholm, 8 October 2021) SIPRI congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on the award of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, ‘for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.’

Global nuclear arsenals grow as states continue to modernize–New SIPRI Yearbook out now

(Stockholm, 14 June 2021) SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2021, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. A key finding is that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2020, more have been deployed with operational forces.

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.