Our annual reports give an in-depth overview of the activities and finances of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in the given year.
“2004 ended with a tsunami killing more people than have been killed in war for a decade and devastating two areas long ravaged by civil war: the east and south coast of Sri Lanka and the west coast of Aceh. It remains to be seen whether the tragedy will have any effect on prospects for peace in those areas. Iraq remained in focus internationally, with the devastation of Fallujah and the preparations for national elections on 30 January 2005. 2004 was also probably the world’s greatest election year ever, with national elections held in large countries such as India, Russia, Indonesia and the USA, as well as highly contested elections in some countries, such as Ukraine. And it was the year when the Norwegian Nobel Committee widened the scope of its peace prize to reward an accomplished and charismatic environmentalist, Wangari Maathai of Kenya. PRIOites have commented on and analyzed all these developments while continuing their long-term research projects.” – PRIO Director Stein Tønnesson