SIPRI was pleased to participate in the 2019 Almedalen Week in Visby, Gotland (30 June–7 July). This yearly event is considered to be one of the most important political, social and business forums in Sweden.
On 27 July, SIPRI, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) hosted an affiliated event of the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit on ‘From Conflict and Hunger to Stability and Nourishment: A Comprehensive Approach to Peace, Development and Humanitarian Action’.
On the occasion of World Food Day and against the backdrop of the United Nations Food Systems Summit, the 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is released today. This year’s report focuses on hunger and food systems in conflict settings. Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, and Dr Caroline Delgado, Senior Researcher and Director of SIPRI's Food, Peace and Security Programme, authored the main essay of the report.
The high-level conversation will focus on ways hunger is a security risk and how we can work together to address the challenges. The discussion will provide an opportunity for SIPRI and the WFP to advance the issue on the global agenda and to advocate for food security as a driver of conflict prevention and sustained peace