On 17 December, SIPRI, in cooperation with the United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations Association of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, hosted a panel debate on the theme ‘Faces of hunger and conflict’, followed by a photo exhibition.
The panel debate focused on UN Security Council Resolution 2417, which acknowledges the link between hunger and conflict. Panelists discussed how the resolution can be operationalized to prevent and eradicate conflict-induced hunger and how to promote investment in food security to contribute to mitigating severe food insecurity and the risk of conflict.
SIPRI Director, Dan Smith, was one of the panelists together with Eva Svedling, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Sweden; Petra Hallebrant, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden; Petra Hallebrant; Secretary General of the United Nations Association of Sweden; and Arif Husain, Chief Economist of the United Nations World Food Programme. The discussion was moderated by Bitte Hammargren, Analyst at the Swedish Defence Research Agency.
More information about the panel debate and photo exhibition is available here.