Overseeing Wilton Park

As an independent forum for international conversation, we attract the brightest minds from around the globe for the cross-fertilisation of ideas. The secluded, tranquil and discreet surroundings offer a perfect environment for reflection and inspiration – that elusive ‘place to think.’ As one FCO (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office) policy director put it: “I can’t think of any other setting where we could bring together these people and get so much out of them.”

We enhance the United Kingdom’s status within the international community, playing a key role in analysing and advancing the agenda on world policy challenges. By maintaining close relationships with the UK’s key bilateral partners, international institutions and strategic policy makers worldwide and by regularly running joint programmes, we ensure that our discussions are of significant value to our stakeholders.

Our mission is outlined in this Framework Document.