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2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development moves online

A high-level panel discussion from the 2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development
A high-level panel discussion from the 2019 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the associated travel restrictions, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have taken the decision that the 2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development scheduled for 11–13 May will not be held as planned at München Brewery. Instead, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and SIPRI are exploring options to convene the Stockholm Forum in a reduced online format. Please stay tuned for further details.

 

About the Stockholm Forum

Held annually, the Stockholm Forum is a dialogue-driven event that provides a neutral platform for interdisciplinary exchange among members of international communities in the development, humanitarian, peacebuilding and security spheres. The discussion-led roundtable sessions—which the Stockholm Forum is well-known for—are developed in collaboration with partner organizations and invite active participation from stakeholders at all levels.

Reflecting developments in the international policy agenda, each edition of the Stockholm Forum has had a different overarching theme, ranging from ‘Freedom from Violence’ in 2014 to the themes of ‘What Works?’ in 2017 and ‘The Politics of Peace’ in 2018. Continuing this trend, the theme for Forum 2019 was ‘From Crisis Response to Peacebuilding: Achieving Synergies’ and for 2020 the theme is ‘The Geopolitics of Peacebuilding’.

The Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development has been jointly organized by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and SIPRI since 2014. 

 
Inquiries

For additional inquiries about the Stockholm Forum, please contact Martina Selmi, Programme Coordinator (sthlmforum2020@sipri.org, +46 76 628 62 16).