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SIPRI welcomes new Governing Board Chairman

The Swedish Government today appointed Ambassador Sven-Olof Petersson as the new Chairman of the SIPRI Governing Board. Ambassador Petersson will formally take up his position on 1 September 2014, and succeeds Göran Lennmarker, who stepped down earlier this year.

Press statement by the SIPRI Governing Board: Changes in leadership at SIPRI

The Governing Board of SIPRI and Professor Tilman Brück have agreed that Professor Brück will leave his position as Director of SIPRI as of 30 June 2014.

SIPRI appoints Tariq Rauf as new Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme Director

SIPRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Tariq Rauf as the new Director of its long-standing Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme. Rauf will assume his position at SIPRI on 14 February.

SIPRI statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela

SIPRI mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and pays tribute to his long struggle against the apartheid regime, his status as the father of democracy in South Africa and his legacy as a peacemaker.