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:
SIPRI had an active presence and co-hosted several events during the 2023 Munich Security Conference, 17–19 February. Topics for discussion included the food–climate–security nexus, how the war in Ukraine could fuel global instability and the European Union civilian crisis management.
This week SIPRI held a launch of its Environment of Peace report in Latin America. The report provides the most comprehensive account to date of how different aspects of the environmental crisis are interacting with today’s darkening security horizon to create a new era of risk.
SIPRI is pleased to launch a new film about the complexity of the food security crisis in South Sudan and the efforts needed to build stability and peace in a context of climate change impacts and intercommunal violence.
This event will focus on the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine for the Horn of Africa, how hunger is threatening peace, stabilization and development gains in the region and how WFP works with partners to strengthen food systems and end hunger.
Today, SIPRI is pleased to launch a new video series on perceptions on food security in South Sudan and efforts to improve prospects for peace. The interviews were conducted as part of the wider knowledge partnership between SIPRI and the World Food Programme (WFP), which is aimed to strengthen WFP’s contribution to improving prospects for peace in the countries where it works.
On the occasion of World Food Day and against the backdrop of the United Nations Food Systems Summit, the 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is released today. This year’s report focuses on hunger and food systems in conflict settings. Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, and Dr Caroline Delgado, Senior Researcher and Director of SIPRI's Food, Peace and Security Programme, authored the main essay of the report.
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’.
SIPRI was pleased to participate in the 2019 Almedalen Week in Visby, Gotland (30 June–7 July). This yearly event is considered to be one of the most important political, social and business forums in Sweden.
The high-level conversation will focus on ways hunger is a security risk and how we can work together to address the challenges. The discussion will provide an opportunity for SIPRI and the WFP to advance the issue on the global agenda and to advocate for food security as a driver of conflict prevention and sustained peace