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Tackling global health challenges – Wilton Park’s continuing contribution

For effective healthcare and prevention of disease collaboration between health experts, policymakers and practitioners is crucial globally.

Protracted forced displacement – the humanitarian and development challenge of our age (WP1461)

As the international humanitarian community meet in Istanbul for the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Wilton Park reflects on the preparations for the summit particularly the role it has played in these preparations.

Wilton Park USA helps present EU referendum debate in Washington

On 6 May, our hub in Washington partnered with the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America in a Changing Europe Initiative for a discussion assessing the implications of the UK’s EU 23 June referendum.

Advancing the rights of LGBTI+ persons of faith and in faith communities: partnerships for progress (WP1488)

In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2016, we look ahead to the second in our series of events focusing on the human and civil rights of LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or interse

NATO and Russia: what next? (WP1470)

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference marked an aggressive change in posture for the Russian Federation.

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Obama’s speech to UK youth – “Seek out people who don’t agree with you”

During his recent visit to the UK, President Obama spoke to an invited audience of young people, and urged them to share his optimistic outlook on politics. He called on them to “reject pessimism, cynicism and know that progress is possible”. Obama argued that out of all historical ages, the 21st century would be the best time to be born into the world, especially taking into account improvements in the rights of women and minorities.

Maintaining human rights in the mainstream

Wilton Park’s Chief Executive Richard Burge was part of a panel launching the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Report.

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Wilton Park and UNGASS 2016: reassessing modern international drugs policy

In November 2015 more than thirty countries and institutions met at Wilton Park for a preliminary roundtable meeting in preparation for UNGASS 2016 which was held between April 18 and April 21 in Vienna this year. Pressure for a reassessment of drug control has grown in countries across the globe since the last UNGASS on drug policy in 1998.

Disrupting cities through technology: an ongoing conversation (WP1449)

The 21st century has been dubbed by many as the era of technology, with new innovations and fresh uses for existing technologies constantly being developed and utilised. These advances can provide ground breaking opportunities in various different sectors and industries.

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Peacebuilding in Africa: persistent challenges, sustainable solutions (WP1417)

We were delighted to host the second in a series of events on Peacebuilding in Africa in Addis Ababa. The event was held in…