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On 17–20 November 2020, SIPRI hosted the fifth annual Stockholm Security Conference and engaged over 2000 people from over 60 different countries. 

Browse the videos of the open panels and thematic webinars (below) and also available on SIPRI’s YouTube channel. This page also contains a photo gallery from the conference.

Livestreams of the three open panels

Conflict management in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) area

For the past decade, intrastate crises and interstate conflicts have been rife in the OSCE region. While facing internal challenges, the question remains: Is there still potential for the OSCE to play an impactful role in conflict management in the region? The session will aim to provide a better understanding of the current situation, the challenges and the opportunities for the future of the OSCE.

Challenges to international cooperation: Past, present and future

This opening session of the SSC 20 aims to broadly scope out and understand the overall situation, trends and developments within international cooperation. The panel gathers experts and practitioners from China, Russia and the United States to provide a better understanding of trends, implications, opportunities and challenges across the continents for the future.


How challenges to international cooperation impact humanitarian work

This session explores how cooperation between governments is vital to address those most in need. It shows recent dynamics in the multilateral system have catalysed or challenged initiatives to improve the lives of people in the most vulnerable situations.


Videos of the thematic webinars 


The impact of the rise of China on multilateral organizations?

China’s footprint in world affairs is now so large that the international community must pay closer and closer attention to the implications of China’s policy choices. This session explores challenges and opportunities for multilateral organizations and international cooperation related to China’s rise and how to engage with China.


Responsible AI innovation for international peace and security: An opportunity for international cooperation in the realm of arms control?

This session explores responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) and whether emerging conversations on governing AI provide an opportunity to widen the arms control toolbox and foster international collaboration across sectors that would involve not only states but also private industry and academia.


(Dis)functional international security institutions? The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) today

At the point of its creation, the OSCE was a product of the momentum to reinvigorate and institutionalize intergovernmental dialogues around a broad concept of cooperative security. This session looks at the role of the OSCE today, applying local, regional as well as global perspectives.


Unlocking nuclear arms control in the time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis: Change and continuity

This session examines the status of nuclear arms control and disarmament efforts against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to ways of addressing the longstanding bottleneck issues in these circumstances, the session will consider the consequences of the continued lack of progress on taking concrete and actionable steps toward nuclear disarmament on the global non-proliferation regime and the existential risks posed by nuclear weapons.


International cooperation in a new era of techno-nationalism

Following the adoption of techno-nationalist policies in the United States and China, it seems that more countries are joining this trend, and that other sectors beyond emerging or dual-use technologies are being considered such as health, aerospace, or transportation. How sustainable is the widespread adoption of techno-nationalism, and what consequences does it have for peace and security?


Photo gallery: 2020 Stockholm Security Conference