SIPRI engaged with the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations (9 July–18 July) in several ways.
SIPRI co-hosted an event on ‘Agenda 2030 at a crossroads—How do we ensure an integrated approach in tackling climate-related security risks, conflict and inequality?’. The event was hosted in cooperation with the Government Offices of Sweden; the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; the Permanent Misson of Sweden to the UN; the Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN and the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. The event was held on 16 July at 18:00–20:00 in Room CR-1, UN Headquarters, New York City.
Further, SIPRI presented key reflections resulting from the 2019 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. These reflections guided discussions on Sustainable Development Goal 16. Click here to download ‘Reflections on the 2019 Forum on Peace and Development’ and click here to download the complete compendium of session reports.
Finally, SIPRI issued two publications to help inform discussions at the HLPF. Dr Florian Krampe produced a Policy Brief on ‘Climate change, peacebuilding and sustaining peace’. Mark Bromley, Dr Marina Caparini and Alfredo Malaret prepared a Background Paper on ‘Measuring illicit arms and financial flows: Improving the assessment of Sustainable Development Goal 16’.