About the Programme
The SIPRI Dual-use and Arms Trade control programme engages in a wide variety of activities, including:
Our research covers areas such as export control regimes, legal analysis, comparative studies and implementation/enforcement issues.
Our programme provides expertise and facilitates projects in several regions of the world, including the European Union, Southeast Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.
Our team regularly engages in dialogue with a variety of stakeholders, including government, civil society, and international organizations, regarding issues such as the development of legal frameworks, implementation, enforcement, strategy, and structure and organization.
New SIPRI publication on capacity building in arms trade control
For any multilateral arms trade controls regime to be effective, there must be capacity-building cooperation between the participating states—to share learning, to coordinate efforts and, most importantly, to help states with less developed trade control systems to bring their controls up to standard. Many of the lessons learned in dual-use trade control capacity-building are directly applicable, or at least instructive, for the conventional arms field. This paper by Sibylle Bauer seeks to identify and elaborate the most important transferable lessons from dual-use trade control capacity-building cooperation with a view to informing the ongoing negotiations towards a global arms trade treaty.
Read more and download the paper.
SIPRI to advise project on the import and export of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials
SIPRI will support the German Federal Office for Economics and Export Control (BAFA) in the implementation of a 2-year project on the monitoring of imports and exports of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) materials. The project is funded by the European Union's Instrument for Stability in the context of the CBRN Risk Mitigation Centre of Excellence (COE) initiative (Project 5). For further information visit the CBRN COE website
or contact Dr Sibylle Bauer.
January 8-10 2013
SIPRI expert contributes to civil society forum
Andrea Viski contributed to the 1540 Civil Society Forum,
which brought together members of civil society groups with varying level of involvement in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 implementation. The aim of the forum was to share experiences and ideas on how to broaden participation in and support for full implementation of the resolution, as well as how to intensify civil society efforts in relevant areas. Contact Andrea Viski
for more information.