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Our values

Our purpose

To serve as a force for good, advancing practical solutions to critical global issues through facilitation of international dialogue.

We bring fresh thinking to the development of international policy. Together we create trusted global networks – connecting the public, private and third sector – that underpin its delivery.

We do this by delivering tailored events to engage decision makers and opinion formers, across sectors and around the world, on foreign policy priorities.

Our value as a representative of the UK Government lies in the calibre, mix and reach of the people we bring together. We do this through virtual, hybrid and face to face dialogues online, at our home in West Sussex, elsewhere in the UK and overseas.

We are an executive agency of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

We are:


We strive for improvement in the way we work, and we are confident of what we can achieve


We demonstrate integrity and expertise in all we do. We are proud to work for Wilton Park


We value the diversity and experience of our colleagues and of our guests. We are understanding of each other, and harness potential through thoughtfulness, empathy and trust


We nurture supportive relationships within our organisation and between participants, building long-term partnerships and networks


We welcome new ideas and innovation in the way that we work as a team, and with others. We are willing to take risks, learn lessons and to do things differently