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Partnership renewal between Wilton Park and Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, HE Dr Rizal Sukma, visited Wilton Park today to sign the renewed Partnership Agreement between Wilton Park and The Policy Analysis and Development Agency of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Indonesia. This agreement has been developed to promote sustained dialogue between the two organisations and their respective countries, as they tackle wide ranging national and international policy issues.

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Addressing water challenges: promoting collaboration through science and innovation

Wilton Park continues to foster multi-sectoral responses to crucial environmental issues, most recently with a four day event on sharing innovation to address water challenges.

Putting science and diplomacy under the microscope: Wilton Park at New Scientist Live (WP1509)

What do scientists need to think about when giving foreign policy advice? How can diplomats promote risky innovation overseas? These are just two of the questions our expert panel will interrogate and debate at our panel discussion, broadcast live through our Facebook page from the Technology Stage at New Scientist Live on Thursday 22 September.

Commemorative tree planting to celebrate 70 years

Wilton Park was established as a forum for global dialogue 70 years ago and has been proud to call Wiston House its home for 65 years.

Kirsty Cockburn, former Director of Policy and External Affairs at Wilton Park

Director of Policy and Programmes appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Director of Policy and Programmes, Kirsty Cockburn.

Participants at a Wilton Park in Washington DC, USA

Wilton Park in Washington

Having recently partnered with the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings on their May 2016 annual conference, with a debate on the Future of the UK in Europe, our hub in Washington is continuing its work to foster transatlantic political dialogue. Before the end of the year it will engage with various policy communities, facilitating a number of events, covering a range of programmes.

Montage of Wilton Park images throughout history

2016: a landmark year for Wilton Park

2016 is a significant year in our history, with several anniversaries being marked over the coming months.

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Wilton Park stands with refugees

Throughout history people have been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence. In the wake of the Second World War the number of displaced people increased. The 1951 Refugee Convention, signed by 144 State parties, was agreed as the key legal instrument defining the term ‘refugee’. It outlines the rights of the displaced, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them.

Safeguards and opportunities in the big data revolution

Experts now estimate that 90% of all data in the world was created in the last two years. We are currently convening an event on safeguarding rights in the big data revolution, and how best to utilise the opportunities it provides, whilst ensuring adequate measures are taken to protect personal privacy.

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Wild for life – zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade

This year the UN’s World Environment Day aims to raise awareness and promote action on the illegal trade in wildlife