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SIPRI is an independent international institute for research into problems of peace and conflict, especially those of arms control and disarmament. It was established in 1966 to commemorate Sweden's 150 years of unbroken peace.
"The task of our Institute is to conduct research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace."
Swedish independent foundation
Not membership based
22 million Swedish crowns
Ambassador Rolf Ekeus, Chairman
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There are various forms of cooperation between SIPRI and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA), the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, formerly the CSCE) and the Preparatory Commission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The Institute also hosts annual seminars with the United Nations Disarmament Fellowship Programme and regularly receives other parliamentary, scientific and governmental delegations. Frequent contacts are maintained with diplomatic missions in Stockholm and Swedish research centres. SIPRI has long-standing ties with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research of Uppsala University, Sweden, which contributes research on armed conflicts to the SIPRI Yearbook.
SIPRI also seeks financial support from independent foundations throughout the world for carrying out its research programme. Currently, some of the research projects are supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed forces (DCAF), UNDP, the United States Institute for Peace, the Korea Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the Nobel Foundation and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The projects financed by the grants are of one to three years' duration.