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23 May 2018 description

Civilians were majority of casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have released a new global report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2017. The report records a 15 per cent increase in casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017, compared to 2016.

31 Oct 2016 description

Dr Malin Mobjörk, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Hannes Sonnsjö, Sebastian van Baalen, Lisa Maria Dellmuth and Niklas Bremberg

Publisher: SIPRI and Stockholm University
October, 2016

31 Jul 2010 description

KEY FACTS

  • More than 219 000 personnel were deployed to multilateral peace operations in 2009.
  • Over 89 per cent of all personnel deployed were troops or military observers.
  • The number of civilian personnel deployed rose for the sixth year in a row, to reach 23 073.
  • In 2009, 48 per cent of all personnel were deployed to operations conducted by the UN and 44 per cent to
  • operations conducted by NATO.
  • Africa and Asia were the only two regions where the number of deployed personnel increased.
31 Jul 2010 description

KEY FACTS

  • Over 85 500 personnel were deployed to 16 operations in Africa in 2009.
  • Almost one-third of all operations worldwide and two-fifths of all personnel were located in Africa in 2009.
  • Over 90 per cent of peacekeepers in Africa were deployed to 9 UN operations.
  • Nearly three-quarters of all UN peacekeepers were deployed in Africa.
  • For the first time since 2003, Africa was not the region to which most peace operation personnel were deployed.
  • Personnel deployments in Africa were about 15 800 short of the authorized levels in 2009.
  • Six of the 10 …
20 Apr 2010 description

Introduction

Air transportation has played a key role in the transfer of weapons, narcotics and precious minerals, fuelling the war economies that have devastated much of Africa in recent decades.

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).

16 Dec 2009 description

Pieter D. Wezeman

SIPRI Background Paper

Summary

United Nation member states are currently discussing the feasibility of an arms trade treaty (ATT) which would seek to create better controls on international arms transfers. This Background Paper is one of a series produced by SIPRI to inform these discussions.

Arms flows to East and Southern Africa, which originate from a wide diversity of countries, are relatively small. However even small volumes of arms can play a major role in armed violence and can be an economic burden.

26 Aug 2009 description

Pieter D. Wezeman

SIPRI Background Paper

It is estimated that arms imports by Chad were five times higher in 2004-2008 than in 1999-2003.

22 Jul 2009 description

SIPRI Fact Sheet July 2009

QUICK FACTS

- Close to 79 000 personnel were deployed in 19 operations in Africa in 2008.

- Personnel numbers in Africa in 2008 had increased by 14 % over the 2007 level and 400 % over the 1999 level.

- Almost a third of all operations worldwide and 42 % of all personnel were located in Africa in 2008.

- Operations were active in 13 African countries in 2008.

- The UN sent 70% of all peace operation personnel it deployed worldwide in 2008 to Africa.

- Personnel deployments in Africa were 21 % short of the authorized levels in 2008.

- Five …

22 Jul 2009 description

SIPRI Fact Sheet July 2009

QUICK FACTS

-- Personnel deployments to multilateral peace operations reached a record high of 187 586 in 2008.

- Around 88 % of all personnel deployed were troops or military observers.

- Civilian personnel numbers doubled between 2003 and 2008 to reach their highest recorded level of c.

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.

14 May 2009 description

Ashley Dallman

SIPRI Insights on Peace and Security no. 2009/1

Summary

The 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) promised to prosecute those most responsible for the 'unimaginable atrocities that deeply shock the conscience of humanity'. The promise includes the unprecedented explicit criminalization of rape and other forms of sexual violence in international humanitarian law.

12 May 2009 description

(Stockholm, 12 May 2009) - Air cargo companies involved in illicit or destabilizing arms transfers to African conflict zones have also been repeatedly contracted to deliver humanitarian aid and support peacekeeping operations, according to a report released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The report reveals that 90 per cent of the air cargo companies identified in arms trafficking-related reports have also been used by major UN agencies, EU and NATO member states, …

13 Jun 2002 description


Highlights from the SIPRI YEARBOOK 2002
Security and conflicts

The 15 most deadly conflicts in 2001-those that killed over 100 people-were all intra-state conflicts, but all of them were directly affected by external actors and 11 of them spilled over international borders. 11 of the conflicts have lasted for eight or more years.

51 multilateral peace operations were operational during 2001.

There were no new UN peace missions in 2001 for the first time since 1996.