News and blog posts from programmes and activities at Wilton Park.

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: Global Summit

9 June, 2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place this week in London. Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will be cochairing the…

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

16 May, 2014

Promoting the human rights of LGBT persons: next steps for international institutions and civil society? Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 September 2014 (WP1312) The International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on the 17th May has…

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FCO Human Rights report

13 May, 2014

Last month the Foreign Secretary launched the 2013 Human Rights report, which set out the steps taken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last year to promote and protect human rights. The FCO Human Rights…

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The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

28 April, 2014

Although the Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire, it was formally constituted by the London Declaration on April 28, 1949, which established member states as ‘free and equal’…

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Celebrating World Health Day 2014

7 April, 2014

On the 65th World Health Day, we reflect on the challenges posed by vector-borne diseases. Today is World Health Day. An annual event since 1950, the day is used each year to highlight a theme…

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