SIPRI releases its Annual Review 2020, which takes a retrospective look at the institute’s activities, commentaries, events, news and publications over the past year.
Throughout 2020, SIPRI has continued its commitment to identify and understand both the evolving risks to security and the opportunities to build and sustain peace, through impartial and high-quality analysis.
Examples of SIPRI’s activities in 2020 include a detailed exploration of autonomy in weapon systems, an assessment of the impact of climate change on peace operations, an investigation into people’s perceptions of governance, development and security in the Sahel and West Africa, and the establishment of SIPRI’s new Middle East and North Africa Programme.
SIPRI continued to engage with a diverse international audience through key virtual events, such as the 2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development on the theme ‘Sustaining Peace in the Time of Covid-19’ and the fifth annual Stockholm Security Conference, which focused on international cooperation. The move to an online environment increased SIPRI’s global reach, with the Stockholm Forum bringing together over 3700 participants from 163 countries.