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Global arms industry rankings: Sales up 4.6 per cent worldwide and US companies dominate the Top 5

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) totalled $420 billion in 2018, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by SIPRI in the SIPRI Top 100 ranking.

The state preferred as justice and security provider over non-state and informal actors—new SIPRI/Cordaid study on CAR and DRC

In two days, on 14 November, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) will be renewed, as will the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), next month.

Climate change challenges the future success of peacebuilding—shows new SIPRI study on Somalia

(Stockholm, 23 October 2019) Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding missions, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which studies the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

SIPRI statement on the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on being awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Stockholm Security Conference opens: Unpredictable the ‘new normal’

(Stockholm, 3 October 2019)—Today, over 200 experts, policymakers and practitioners are attending the fourth Stockholm Security Conference, on the theme ‘Conflict and Technology: Now and in the future’.

Modernization of world nuclear forces continues despite overall decrease in number of warheads: New SIPRI Yearbook out now

SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

2019 Stockholm Forum opens, connects crisis response to peacebuilding

(Stockholm 14 May 2019) Over the next three days, over 400 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners gather in Stockholm for the sixth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018

(Stockholm, 29 April 2019) Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from SIPRI.

Addressing a key challenge in central Mali: The need for local knowledge—new SIPRI film

Today, SIPRI launches a new Reflection film on the conflict in central Mali, calling for a better understanding of local dyn

Emerging technologies pose challenges to the control of biological weapons, new SIPRI report

(Berlin/Stockholm, 14 March 2019) Advances in additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and robotics could increase the possibilities for the development, production and use of biological weapons. The existing biological arms control and non-proliferation governance framework needs to be adapted to address these security risks, according to a new report from SIPRI.