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On Friday 16 June, SIPRI had the privilege of hosting a visit from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and a delegation from the European Union’s Political and Security Committee (PSC). The PSC is a permanent body within the EU that deals with security policy. The visit featured a panel discussion on the theme ‘Towards an Environment of Peace’, moderated by Dan Smith, SIPRI Director. The high-level participants included:
(Stockholm, 4 April 2023) There is an urgent need to understand how a range of emerging ecological challenges could trigger catastrophic instability and insecurity, argues a new report published today by SIPRI.
Five Urgent Questions on Ecological Security is co-authored by Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, and Rod Schoonover, CEO of the Ecological Futures Group and the former Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the US National Intelligence Council.
SIPRI will actively engage in several events at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). The conference is held on 6–18 November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
On 27 July, SIPRI, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) hosted an affiliated event of the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit on ‘From Conflict and Hunger to Stability and Nourishment: A Comprehensive Approach to Peace, Development and Humanitarian Action’.
On 22 October, Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, engaged in a high-level seminar on food security in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and how these issues link to conflict and climate change.
SIPRI would like to congratulate the World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.