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23 Nov 2017 description

Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas.

18 Oct 2017 description

18 October 2017
Dr Florian Krampe

‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October. Explaining the impediments to an effective response to the risks of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and, Guterres named conflict as a root cause of famine.

06 Oct 2017 description

5 October 2017 Richard Ghiasy

On Friday 29 September, an Islamic State suicide bomber disguised as a shepherd attacked a Shiite mosque in Kabul as worshippers were leaving. They killed five people and wounded at least 20 others. It was one of numerous attacks in Afghanistan this year.

25 Sep 2017 description


The EU Non-proliferation Consortium has encouraged dialogue and knowledge production between experts, practitioners and academics on issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation since 2011, with the aim of assisting the European Union (EU) in implementing its non-proliferation policies.

11 Sep 2017 description

(Stockholm, 11 September 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today released a report calling for context-based and inclusive urban security strategies to ensure positive city development. The report is released ahead of the second Stockholm Security Conference, this year on the theme of Secure Cities in an Insecure World, commencing on 13 September.

30 May 2017 description

This map shows all multilateral peace operations that were active as of May 2017. This includes all ongoing UN Special Political Missions, OSCE field operations, missions and operations conducted under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), and multinational military operations authorized by the African Union that are outside the scope of the definition of a multilateral peace operation applied by SIPRI. As a result, the information in the figures and graphs on this map may not correspond with figures featured in other SIPRI research or infographics.

30 May 2017 description

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly designated 29 May the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Every year on this day, the UN and its member states pay tribute to the men and women who serve, or have served, in UN peacekeeping operations, and honour those who lost their lives while doing so.

02 May 2017 description

Xenia Avezov, Jaïr van der Lijn et Timo Smit


Note de synthèse

02 May 2017 description

World military spending: Increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries 24 April 2017

28 Apr 2017 description

Olivier Cottray and Helena Puig Larrauri

Ahead of the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, SIPRI is pleased to share guest blog posts from partner organizations.

Build Up and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) are two organizations bringing innovation and technology to peacebuilding. We’re excited to start a conversation on two emerging fields: peacetech and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for peace.

02 Mar 2017 description

Most of the world’s attention has recently been directed towards Syria. In the shadow of Syria, the conflict in Yemen has been left to its own devices, and Yemen is now set to experience an even greater humanitarian catastrophe than Syria.

In Syria, we witness the beginning of the end of one of the bloodiest conflicts in many decades. In Yemen, the conflict has barely begun.

15 Feb 2017 description

‘The UN Security Council decides, while Africa provides most of the troops’. Time to rethink the peace operations partnership in Africa

In anticipation of next week’s opening of the annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations in New York (C34), SIPRI publishes the final report of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II initiative, entitled ‘African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations’.

The future of peace operations is in Africa

12 Feb 2017 description

by Halvard Buhaug

Despite rapid scientific progress, firm knowledge about the societal consequences of global warming remains limited.

•What are the implications of climate change for peace and security?

•Should we expect more wars and more political instability as the world heats up?

The real concerns linked to climate change are not about shrinking glaciers, eroding coastlines, or changes in precipitation patterns. Nor, strictly speaking, are they about coral bleaching, phenological changes, or species migration.

14 Dec 2016 description

Mali held local elections on 20 November 2016. After four successive adjournments, these elections were long overdue—the mandate of the outgoing locally elected officials came to an end in 2014—and they concluded the electoral cycle that marked the return to constitutional order after the 2012 crisis and coup d’état. The elections did not occur without incident, however, with several Malian participants in the current SIPRI–CONASCIPAL project reporting violence and intimidation tactics in their local regions.