News

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

International Day of Democracy

15 September, 2015

Today marks the International Day of Democracy. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 (A/62/7), the International Day of Democracy aims to encourage governments to strengthen their commitment to the promotion and consolidation…

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World Humanitarian Day 2015

19 August, 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. The day was chosen by the UN General Assembly…

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Cree offering ceremony

17 August, 2015

Earlier this year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ran one of a series of their International Leaders Programmes which are supported by Wilton Park. At this event Mr Don Iverson, the Mayor of Edmonton,…

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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 July, 2015

Today Wilton Park marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to raise awareness of the victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, and to reflect upon what more must be done to promote and protect…

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New ways of investing in development

28 July, 2015

As part of the International Year of Evaluation, Wilton Park partnered with the Centre for Development Impact (CDI) to discuss the evaluation of of new market-oriented investments New frontiers for evaluation in an era of…

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The UK leads the world in soft power

17 July, 2015

We reflect upon the UK’s position at the top of the Soft Power 30 index of global soft power, and look at our ongoing contributions to that success. The UK is the world leader in…

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World Population Day

11 July, 2015

In an increasingly dangerous world, proximity to conflict is becoming a reality for more and more people. Saturday 11 July annually marks World Population Day, chosen by the United Nations to draw attention to population…

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