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Peace operations and conflict management

Indian Formed Police Unit participate in a medal parade, 2008.
Indian Formed Police Unit participate in a medal parade, 2008. Photo: Christopher Herwig / UN Photo

Peace operations and conflict management have been core elements of SIPRI’s work since the end of the cold war. Currently, our work within peace operations and conflict management consists of three main pillars: (a) peace operations data and trends; (b) the future of peace operations in the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative; and (c) gender and peace operations and conflict management. In addition, based on its many years of experience, SIPRI has taken on many evaluation and 'lessons learned' studies, as well as consultancies regarding topical peace operations issues.

RESEARCH INITIATIVES

Graph of number of peace operations between 2006–2015

SIPRI collects annual statistics on all ongoing mulitlateral peace operations in order to identify and analyse important trends in international crisis management and peacebuilding efforts.

New geopolitics of peace operations: Non-traditional security challenges

The initiative aims to enhance understanding about UN and non-UN peace operations and their role in dealing with non-traditional security challenges.

Police in multilateral peace operations

SIPRI conducts applied research on various dimensions and dynamics of police in peace operations.

Infographic showing women's low participation in peace processes

As part of a larger effort to evaluate the implementation of the United Nations Women, Peace and Security Resolution 1325, SIPRI is assessing the impact of women’s participation in political processes.

Research staff

Dr Jaïr van der Lijn is a Senior Researcher and Head of the SIPRI Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme.
Timo Smit is a Researcher with the SIPRI Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme.
Emma Bjertén-Günther is a Researcher within the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.
Yeonju Jung is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.