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2021 Stockholm Forum opens tomorrow—Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk

(Stockholm, 3 May 2021) Over the next four days, more than 3500 global participants and over 60 partner organizations will convene in a virtual space for the eighth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

World military spending rises to almost $2 trillion in 2020

Total global military expenditure rose to $1981 billion last year, an increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms from 2019, according to new data published today by SIPRI.

New SIPRI Policy Paper: Climate-related Security Risks and Peacebuilding in Mali

This report sheds new light on this urgent question, through a case study of one of the biggest peace missions active today, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

SIPRI welcomes new Governing Board members

(Stockholm, 15 April 2021) The Swedish Government has formally appointed Ambassador Chan Heng Chee and Feodor Voitolovsky as new members of the SIPRI Governing Board.

International arms transfers level off after years of sharp growth; Middle Eastern arms imports grow most, says SIPRI

International transfers of major arms stayed at the same level between 2011–15 and 2016–20, according to new data on global arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). 

Andrew Mack—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of Andrew Mack, a prominent figure of the peace research field.

Former SIPRI Governing Board member Sir Brian Urquhart–in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of former member of the SIPRI Governing Board, Sir Brian Urquhart (United Kingdom), who passed away on 2 January 2021 at the age of 101.

Global arms industry: Sales by the top 25 companies up 8.5 per cent; Big players active in Global South

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled US$361 billion in 2019, 8.5 per cent more than in 2018. The largest companies have a geographically diverse international presence. This is according to new data released today by SIPRI.

SIPRI statement on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI would like to congratulate the World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Former SIPRI Director Frank Barnaby—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of former SIPRI Director Frank Barnaby (United Kingdom), who died on 1 August 2020 at the age of 92.