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2021 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development: Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk

Under the theme ‘Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk’, the 2021 Stockholm Forum explored novel approaches and solutions to promoting peace in the age of interconnected political, social, economic and environmental risks reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Opening Session and Managing interconnected risk: Promises and pitfalls of the international system

The Covid-19 pandemic poses a direct threat to global health and also reinforces and overlaps with other global challenges such as conflict, violence, geopolitical tension, debt burdens and socio-economic inequalities. And it is all happening against the backdrop of ongoing climate change.The current situation is testing the multilateral order. Global and regional organizations are created with restricted mandates.

The panel addressed measures that key global and regional organizations can take, internally and externally, to assess and respond to multidimensional risks.


New frontiers in peacebuilding: The role of social media

This panel explored how social media can be harnessed more effectively for peacebuilding purposes and assess human-rights-based and conflict-sensitive policy responses to harmful disinformation campaigns.


The future of peacebuilding: Climate-related security risks and peacebuilding efforts in Mali

Climate-related security risks are transforming the security landscape in which multilateral peacebuilding efforts take place. SIPRI presented exclusive insights into its new study, Climate-related Security Risks and Peacebuilding in Mali, followed by a discussion on challenges and suggestions on how to make peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts in the Mali more climate-sensitive. Permanent Representatives to the UN in New York were invited to discuss the report and its recommendations.


Live-streams of the plenary sessions at the 2021 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development are available on SIPRI's YouTube channel. Watch the 2021 Forum playlist here.


Photo gallery: 2021 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development