The independent resource on global security


The annual Stockholm Forum on Security and Development is co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. SIPRI would like to thank the following partner organizations for making the Forum possible.


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Civil Rights Defenders
Civil Rights Defenders is an independent expert organisation founded in 1982 in Sweden, with the mission to defend people’s civil and political rights and empower human rights defenders at risk worldwide.

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Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
At the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, our mission is to catalyse dialogue and action for a socially and economically just, environmentally sustainable, democratic and peaceful world. We aim to generate new perspectives on global development and multilateral cooperation, build bridges between actors and provide space for those most affected by inequalities and injustice. 
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Forum Syd
Forum Syd is a politically and religiously unaffiliated umbrella civil society organization with 160 Swedish members. Forum Syd’s work focuses on issues of human rights, democracy, gender equality and sustainable use of natural resources. Forum Syd believes that only when people ́s rights are being recognized can sustainable and long-term development take place.
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Institute for Security Studies
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an African organisation which aims to enhance human security on the continent. It does independent and authoritative research, provides expert policy advice, and delivers practical training and technical assistance.
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International Alert
International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict. We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace. We work with local people around the world to help them build peace, and we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace. Find out more at
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International Legal Assistance Consortium
The International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) is an umbrella organisation based in Stockholm, Sweden composed of over fifty associations of legal and human rights experts, representing thousands of judges, prosecutors, lawyers and legal academics worldwide. ILAC works together with its member organisations and national partners to promote the rule of law and access to justice in post-conflict, fragile and transitional countries.
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Kvinna till Kvinna
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation supports over 130 women’s organizations working to promote women’s rights and peace in conflict affected regions. Through its advocacy work, Kvinna till Kvinna aims to influence the Women, Peace and Security agenda and to raise public awareness about how conflict affects women and girls.
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Nordic Africa Institute
The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is a research centre on contemporary Africa with a special focus on political and social sciences. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.
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Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is Norway’s leading independent centre for research and information on international political and economic issues, and on areas of central relevance to Norwegian foreign policy. Established by the Norwegian Parliament in 1959, NUPI undertakes long-term basic research as well as short-term applied research and advisory services.
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Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium
The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) is a six-year global research programme exploring livelihoods, basic services and social protection in conflict-affected situations. SLRC was established in 2011 with the aim of strengthening the evidence base and informing policy and practice around livelihoods and services in conflict.
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Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. Saferworld also conducts research and analysis and uses the data and lessons learned to improve local, national and international policies and practices. In addition to policy centres in London, Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Saferworld has programmes in nearly 20 regions across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
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Stockholm Environment Institute
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute. It has been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than a quarter of a century. SEI supports decision making for sustainable development by bridging science and policy.
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Stockholms stad
The City Council (Stockholms stad) aims to continuously develop Stockholm on behalf of its citizens and to make it Northern Europe’s most attractive city. Stockholm’s City Council has graciously offered to host the Forum’s foreign participants and select local guests for a welcome dinner at Stockholm City Hall. One of Sweden’s most famous buildings, Stockholm City Hall houses offices for 200 employees and hosts the Nobel Prize banquet each December.

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Uppsala Universitet
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct research and education on the causes, dynamics and resolution of armed conflicts. Today the Department is a leading center in peace research and home to the world’s premier source of data on armed conflicts—the Uppsala Conflict Data Programme (UCDP). We are also a Rotary Peace Center and offer a full range of educational programs that attract students from all over the world.
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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international non-governmental organisation with national sections in over thirty countries, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations. WILPF Sweden is the organisation’s Swedish section.