Past activities 2013
18 March 2013, New York, USA
ATT Side Event: Arms Transfers, Transparency, and the ATTDirector of SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme Paul Holtom presented the SIPRI Arms Transfer Programme’s latest data at a side event on the first day of the final UN conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The side event was co-organised by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN, the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN, the Friderich Ebert Stiftung and SIPRI. The event highlighted how transparency in the international arms trade can help states fulfill the goals and objectives of the ATT and deliver a treaty that can make a meaningful impact on peace, security and stability. The UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, gave opening remarks for the meeting, which was chaired by the head of the Swedish delegation to the ATT conference, Amassador Paul Beijer. Other speakers included Uta Zapf of the Bundestag and Jürgen Bühl of the German Industrial Union of Metalworkers, IG Metall. Closing remarks were provided by the head of the German Delegation to the ATT Conference, Ambassador Jörg Ranau. More information about the seminar can be found here. For more information contact Paul Holtom or Volker Lehmann (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Policy Analyst, FES New York.
18 March 2013, New Dehli, India
Arms Transfers to Asia: Supply and Demand, SIPRI and ORF seminar event in New Dehli.SIPRI Senior Researcher Pieter Wezeman presented the latest data on international arms transfers and discussed developments in the supply side of the international arms trade at a meeting in New Delhi organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and SIPRI. ORF Researchers Manoj Joshi and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan provided perspectives on arms procurement by China and India in the context of regional security. The presentation was part of a visit to New Delhi during which Pieter Wezeman in cooperation with other SIPRI staff visited several other institutes and made presentations for the staff of the Center for Air Power Studies and students at the Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. More information about the seminar event can be found here. Contact Pieter Wezeman for more information.
7 March 2013, Stockholm, Sweden
Seminar: Öppenhet och transparens i försvars- och säkerhetspolitiken [Openness and transparency in defence and security policy]SIPRI Senior Researcher Mark Bromley spoke at a seminar organized by Krisdemokraterna, Miljöpartiet, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Svenska Freds. The seminar was held at the Swedish Parliament and focused on levels of transparency in defense and security policy. Mark spoke about the levels of transparency in the international arms trade and Sweden's arms exports. Contact Mark Bromley for more information.
28 February - 1 March 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Seminar: Supporting the ATT negotiationsDirector of SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme Paul Holtom attended a two-day meeting organised by the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Union Non-Proliferation Consortium. The seminar brought together government experts from around the globe to provide concrete and specific text proposals for moving towards consensus in preparation for the UN Final Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme provided a 'food-for-thought' background paper to stimulate discussion. More information about the seminar can be found here. Contact Paul Holtom for more information.
28 February 2013, Umeå, Sweden
Seminar: Pax Nordica 2013: Developments in military technology - threatening or promising?Senior Researcher of SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme Siemon Wezeman gave a presentation on weapons used in current conflicts at the Pax Nordica seminar organised annually by the Department of Political Science at the University of Umeå. Five experts presented and discussed visions on how developments in military technology could potentially threaten or improve peace and security in general and for Sweden in particular. More information about the seminar can be found here. Contact Siemon Wezeman for more information.
26-27 February 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asia Regional Meeting to Facilitate Dialogue on the Arms Trade TreatyDirector of SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme Paul Holtom attended a two-day meeting organised by the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia. The meeting was intended to assist Asian government officials with their preparations for the UN Final Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Paul gave a presentation on 'Implementing a future ATT: Possible tools and support for states' and facilitated a working group on licensing and enforcement. More information about the meeting can be found here. Contact Paul Holtom
for more information.