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

Protecting our human rights

10 December, 2015

Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of two international human rights treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These treaties…

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Breaking the corruption chain

9 December, 2015

International Anti-Corruption Day It is the opponent of the 2013 Lough Erne legacy, the buzzword of international footballing scandals, and a plague to the successful functioning of society worldwide: corruption. The concept itself is notoriously…

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Africa Industrialisation Day

20 November, 2015

Today the world recognises Africa Industrialisation Day celebrating the increasing economic development and industrial growth across the African continent. The day also marks a point for reflection on the continuing challenges facing many African nations in…

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World Philosophy Day

19 November, 2015

The third Thursday of November marks World Philosophy Day. A day that was first introduced by UNESCO in 2002 with the aim of honouring philosophical reflection and providing a platform for which to do so.…

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World Toilet Day

19 November, 2015

Today is World Toilet Day which aims to draw the world’s attention to the crucial nature of adequate sanitation which affects health, education, gender equality, nutrition, the environment and the economy. Goal 6 of the…

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Protecting the rights of ethnic and religious minorities

16 November, 2015

Today marks the International Day for Tolerance, recognising the need for all countries to tolerate minority groups regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality or any other distinction that obscures common humanity. Challenges within the…

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‘We the People……’

24 October, 2015

On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the majority of its signatories including the five permanent members of…

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NATO and Russia: managing the relationship

16 October, 2015

In light of the sustained damage that has been done to NATO-Russia relations by Russian military aggression, discussion is sorely needed on the way forward for the relationship. NATO and Russia: managing the relationship Wednesday…

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