About UCDP

The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) has recorded ongoing violent conflicts since the 1970s. The data provided is one of the most accurate and well-used data-sources on global armed conflicts and its definition of armed conflict is becoming a standard in how conflicts are systematically defined and studied.

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Lecture on Peace Research by Peter Wallensteen

The Department has recorded a lecture on the origins and developments of peace research globally and at Uppsala University with Professor Peter Wallensteen.

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UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia (UCDP database)

The UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia (UCDP database) is an online, free of charge, database. It is updated and revised several times per year and contains detailed descriptive information on armed conflicts, peace agreements, and several other aspects of organised violence. Coverage is global with information from 1946 and onwards.

Please always cite: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: yy/mm/dd) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia: www.ucdp.uu.se, Uppsala University

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“Organized Violence in the World 2015. An Assessment by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program”

In June, UCDP reported that the number of fatalities in armed conflict has increased substantially in recent years, and that 2014 was the most lethal year since the end of the Cold War for this category of violence. New data show that also the other two types of violence analyzed by the UCDP – conflict between non-state actors and violence targeting civilians – increased substantially in 2014.

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