The crisis in Sudan is a reminder of the fragility of many states, and the huge cost when things fall apart.
Preventing this is a critical role of diplomacy and discreet mediation of the sort Wilton Park has specialised in for decades. Sadly we don’t always succeed, but it highlights the importance of our work for the UK and the world, and the need to do more and do better. This is a key priority for us over the coming year.
More generally our programme continues to grow in support of the outcomes of the Integrated Review Refresh and the Foreign Secretary’s priorities. Importantly this includes a strong focus on securing the rights of women and girls, with more information below.
We are also increasing our work with other government departments such as the Department for Business and Trade, as well as selected governments internationally, with examples this month including our growing support for the Five Eyes countries, and work to support global trade.