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31 Jul 2010 description

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SIPRI Fact Sheet

July 2010

KEY FACTS

  • More than 88 000 personnel were deployed to nine peace operations in Asia in 2009-the highest number of personnel deployed to any region.
  • The number of peacekeepers deployed in Asia was 59 per cent higher in 2009 than in 2008, a greater increase than in any other region.
  • The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan was the largest operation worldwide for the fourth year running.
15 Mar 2010 description

For immediate release (Stockholm) Concerns about brewing 'arms races' in a number of regions of tension around the world are reflected in new data on international arms transfers published today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

22 Jul 2009 description

SIPRI Fact Sheet July 2009

QUICK FACTS

- A total of 55 542 personnel were deployed to 10 peace operations in Asia in 2008-the second highest number of personnel deployed in any region.

- Around 30% of all peace operation personnel were deployed in Asia in 2008, but only 17 % of operations were conducted there.

- Asia was one of two regions that saw a signifi cant rise in numbers of deployed personnel between 2007 and 2008.

- Fewer personnel were deployed to UN operations in Asia than in any other region in 2008.

09 Jun 2009 description

THE SIPRI YEARBOOK

The SIPRI Yearbook was first published in 1969 and is now in its 40th edition. SIPRI Yearbook 2009 presents a combination of original data in areas such as world military expenditure, international arms transfers, arms production, nuclear forces, major armed conflicts and multilateral peace operations with state-of-the-art analysis of important aspects of arms control, peace and international security. The Yearbook is written by both SIPRI researchers and invited outside experts.

13 Mar 2008 description

Better coordination could greatly enhance the contributions foreign militaries make in the crucial stages of responses to natural disasters such as the South Asian earthquake in Pakistan and floods in Mozambique, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The report, The Effectiveness of Foreign Military Assets in Natural Disaster Response, was launched today (Thursday, 13 March) at the United Nations in New York by the United Nations Office for the …