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IGOs and Global Climate Security Challenges: Implications for Academic Research and Policymaking

Climate change poses a new class of security challenges that is confronting societies worldwide. Increased risk of famine, destroyed infrastructure, houses and shelter, and violent conflicts might all be consequences of climate change through gradual changes to ecosystems and extreme weather events. As a way to mitigate these challenges, states have delegated increased power to intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2016

World military expenditure is estimated to have been $1686 billion in 2016, equivalent to 2.2 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP) or $227 per person. The 2016 estimate is a marginal increase of about 0.4 per cent in real terms on 2015. After 13 consecutive years of increases (from 1998 to 2011), world military spending has continued to plateau—with only minor decreases between 2011 and 2014 (an average of 0.7 per cent per annum) and slight increases in 2015 and 2016.

Multilateral Peace Operations: Asia, 2009

This SIPRI Fact Sheet presents data from the SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database to illuminate some of the most significant developments in peace operations in Asia in 2009 as well as trends over the decade since 2000. It includes statistical data on numbers and type of peacekeeping personnel, the organizations and countries mounting operations and deploying personnel, along with maps of peace operations that were active during 2009.

Multilateral Peace Operations: Europe, 2009

This SIPRI Fact Sheet presents data from the SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database to illuminate some of the most significant developments in peace operations in Europe in 2009 as well as trends over the decade since 2000. It includes statistical data on numbers and type of peacekeeping personnel, the organizations and countries mounting operations and deploying personnel, along with maps of peace operations that were active during 2009.