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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.

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 Ressearcher in the Armed Conflict and Conflict Managment Programme.
Xenia Avezov is a Researcher with the SIPRI Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme.
Emma Bjertén-Günther is a Research Assistant within the SIPRI Security and Development Programme.
Timo Smit is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme.
Yeonju Jung is an intern with the SIPRI Security and Development Programme.
Jaeyeon Lee is an intern with the SIPRI Security and Development Programme.