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25 Jun 2018 description

Today the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) will adopt a number of decisions on the Sahel and Mali. In light of these conclusions, SIPRI has published a topical backgrounder on the G5 Sahel joint force (FC-G5S).

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.

14 Dec 2017 description

Executive summary

This report looks at progress made on policy and practical responses to climate-security risks for 2016-2017. Using the independent G7 commissioned report A New Climate for Peace as a basis, and building on last year’s report, Towards A Global Resilience Agenda, this year’s report sets out the key achievements, pitfalls and new challenges facing the foreign policy community working to reduce climate-fragility risks.

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).

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 …

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, …