Welcome to SIPRI
1 Sept.: SIPRI welcomes its new Director Dan Smith at the Stockholm officesCheck out his biography, see SIPRI's announcement release and contact Stephanie Blenckner with any interview inquiries.
28 Aug: 'Rules of the Road' for the Arms Trade Treaty agreed in Cancun but stiffer tests lie aheadAs States Parties met in Mexico at the first Conference of States Parties (CSP1) to the international Arms Trade Treaty this week, SIPRI’s Dr Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley comment on the outcome.
Access SIPRI’s latest data on arms transfers and global military expenditure and the special ATT web section.
27 Aug.: SIPRI Update out nowThe new SIPRI Update is out now. Access it online or subscribe to receive it in your inbox each month.
Read this issue's features about tensions in the South China Sea and the Mali Peace Accord. Find all earlier issues and feature essays here.
27 Aug.: Agreement on Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in KazakhstanToday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Republic of Kazakhstan sign an agreement on the establishment of a Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Kazakhstan.
Read SIPRI Programme Director Tariq Rauf’s expert assessment on this issue.
25 Aug.: SIPRI and GICHD launch new map on anti-vehicle mine accidentsThis week, in cooperation with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), SIPRI is launching a new interactive map that presents initial data on the impacts of anti-vehicle mine (AVM) accidents.
Read more and check out the map.
24 Aug.: Egon Bahr (1922–2015)SIPRI honours the memory of a former member of its Governing Board, Egon Bahr, who died on 19 August.
19 June, London, 1:3-3.00pm
SIPRI and OUP host panel on SIPRI Yearbook issues at BISA conference in LondonSIPRI and its publishing partner Oxford University Press hosted a panel discussion: Fragile Development 2015-2030: Understanding how insecurity and poor governance will affect sustainable development, at the a conference of the British International Studies Association. Chaired by incoming SIPRI Director Dan Smith, the panel presented brief snapshots of the developing world in 2015, and the likely challenges for development in the next 15 years.
Read more about the conference.
Contact Stephanie Blenckner for further information.
15 June, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 10:00 - 11:30
Launch event: SIPRI Yearbook 2015
On the occasion of the Launch of SIPRI Yearbook 2015, SIPRI in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs arranged a launch event on Peace operations, conflict management and the role of gender. Peace operations remain in the eyes of both conflict parties and the international community generally one of the most useful conflict management tools available today. However, the presence of non-state actors as well as terrorist groups, underlines that the challenges grow ever more complex. The event featured a keynote speech by Ms Annika Söder, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.Read the full invitation.
SIPRI data launches
SIPRI has launched three major data sets in the lead-up to the publication of SIPRI Yearbook 2015.
- 15 Dec. 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2013. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.
- 16 Mar. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on international arms transfers in 2014. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.
- 13 Apr. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2014. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.