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Conference Report: 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development

On 3–4 May 2017, over 330 policymakers, academics and practitioners participated in the fourth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. The participants hailed from 47 countries and over 120 institutions, including 58 civil society organizations, 19 national governments, 18 think tanks, 10 universities, 9 research institutes and 7 multilateral institutions.

Initiated in 2014, the Stockholm Forum provides a neutral platform for interdisciplinary exchange among high-level experts from the peace and development communities through a series of structured workshops, plenary sessions, presentations and informal meetings. This report summarizes key takeaways from the conference as well as recommendations and next steps prescribed during individual sessions and select participant reflections.


Dr Gary Milante is the Programme Director and Focal Point for the Global Registry of Violent Deaths (GReVD) initiative.
Kate Sullivan was the Programme Coordinator for the Peace and Development Programme.
Dr Marina Caparini was until recently a Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI Governance and Society Programme.
Dr Florian Krampe is the Director of the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Dr Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher in the SIPRI Conflict, Peace and Security Programme.
Dr Suyoun Jang was a Researcher with the Peace and Development Programme.
Yeonju Jung was a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.
Winnie Leung is a Research Assistant with the Peace and Development Programme.
Madeleine De Geer was an Intern with the Peace and Development Programme at SIPRI.