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A sixteenth century house with 21st century talent – Wilton Park marks National Apprentice Week

The latest addition to our dedicated team of in-house chefs is Apprentice Chef, Max Simmons, who gives us an insight into his scheme and future…

Conference participants who attended the first event at Wiston House

65 years of Wilton Park at Wiston House

2016 marks not one, but two milestones for Wilton Park. Whilst we celebrate 70 years of existence as a diplomatic institution, we also mark our…

Logo of Wilton Park for the 70th Anniversary

Wilton Park begins to celebrate its 70th anniversary year

Two homes, one institution. Over the past 70 years Wilton Park has added its own successes to the rich history of Foreign & Commonwealth Office diplomacy.

Irving Pulp and Paper Mill with smoke coming from the chimneys

World leaders reach historic deal to tackle climate change

Diplomatic efforts and international willingness to compromise brought a historic climate agreement in Paris this weekend as 196 countries agreed a landmark deal to tackle…

Painting of Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli rocket strike

Protecting our human rights

Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of two international human rights treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the…

Selection of currency notes

Breaking the corruption chain

International Anti-Corruption Day It is the opponent of the 2013 Lough Erne legacy, the buzzword of international footballing scandals, and a plague to…

Container port with sea on either side

Africa Industrialisation Day

Today the world recognises Africa Industrialisation Day celebrating the increasing economic development and industrial growth across the African continent. The day also marks a point…

World Philosophy Day

The third Thursday of November marks World Philosophy Day. A day that was first introduced by UNESCO in 2002 with the aim of honouring…

School girls stand outside a newly built block of girls toilets in Togo

World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day which aims to draw the world’s attention to the crucial nature of adequate sanitation which affects health, education, gender equality,…

Iraqi refugee children at Newroz camp

Protecting the rights of ethnic and religious minorities

Today marks the International Day for Tolerance, recognising the need for all countries to tolerate minority groups regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality…