On 25 January, SIPRI and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a joint virtual consultation to inform the preparations for two flagship reports, SIPRI’s Environments of Peace report and UNDP’s ‘2021–22 Human Development Report’ (HDR).
As the scope and key topics of these two reports are closely linked, the aim of the joint consultation was to discuss areas of common or diverging analysis and emerging findings. The participants reflected on a central theme in both reports that the way humans are interacting with nature is creating significant risks to peace and security. The participants explored issues such as development pathways, insecurity, governance and inequality.
The Environment of Peace report will be launched during the 2022 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, from 23–25 May, and it aims to inform the Stockholm+50 conference in June 2022. Intended to build awareness and strengthen policymakers’ understanding of current environmental crises and their impacts on peace and security, the Environment of Peace report will present science-based, yet practical recommendations intended to spark genuine change.
Read more about the Environment of Peace initiative.
Planned for release in the second quarter of 2022, UNDP’s ‘2021–22 Human Development Report’ will draw from and extend the discussions on the 2019 HDR on inequalities and the 2020 HDR on the structural risks of the Anthropocene, highlighting the ways in which inequalities and uncertainty interact with one another, fanning exclusion and polarization. On 8 February, UNDP’s HDR Office launched the 2022 special report ‘New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding Greater Solidarity’. Read the special report here.