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

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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NATO’s 65th anniversary

4 April, 2014

2014 is a year which marks many historic anniversaries such as the centenary of the First World War, twenty five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and today NATO’s 65th anniversary of its…

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World Water Day 2014

21 March, 2014

March 22nd marks World Water Day 2014, a day which advocates for the sustainable management of the world’s water resources. Dating back to 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Brazil…

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Commonwealth Day 2014

10 March, 2014

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the 53 Commonwealth Nations held on the second Monday in March every year. The day is marked to celebrate the union and diversity of the modern Commonwealth, to foster greater…

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International Women’s Day: inspiring change

7 March, 2014

8 March, International Women’s Day Beginning in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day (IWD) represents and celebrates women’s achievements across the ages and highlights the problems that women around the world are currently facing.…

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What next for development?

26 February, 2014

The post-2015 development framework sets an agenda which would benefit the poorest countries – a personal view from conference chair and visiting programme director Dr Roger Williamson – independent consultant and Visiting Fellow, Institute of…

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