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human rights, slavery, violence against women, women,

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

25 Mar 2015 News
Today marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that offers the opportunity to honour those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal …

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Image: Giobanny Ascencio y Raul Lemus- Grupo Cinteupiltzin CENAR El Salvador

Recognising the Right to Truth Day

24 Mar 2015 News
Recognition of the right to truth about human rights violations and the dignity of victims is reflected in our programme on human rights, good governance and faith. Today is marked internationally as the International Day for the Right to the …

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conflict, diaspora, humanitarian assistance, Syria,

Local or diaspora organisations and humanitarian assistance for Syria

18 Mar 2015 News
With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, and the mounting challenges of responding to those in dire humanitarian need in areas controlled by all parties, how can local and international actors work together more effectively? Syria: engaging …

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Professor Dame Sally Davies, AMR, antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance, drugs, health, medicine,

The end of medicine as we know it? – our focus on Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

16 Mar 2015 News
According to the initial report produced in December 2014 by the Review on AMR, chaired by Jim O’Neill, up to 10 million people per year could die by 2050 due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), compared to an estimated 700,000 deaths …

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2015

8 Mar 2015 News
Despite originating in the early 20th century, the issues surrounding the conception of International Women’s Day (IWD) continue to face women around the world today. Current demands for equal payment, better working conditions, and reproductive rights are signs of women’s …

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Zero Discrimination Day 2015

Wilton Park marks the second annual UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day

1 Mar 2015 News
Coinciding with UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day, we are convening an event to look at the implications for screening and treatment of HIV co-infections with viral hepatitis in South East Asia. HIV co-infections with viral hepatitis: implications for screening and treatment …

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 Feb 2015 News
Since 2013, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the 6th February has been a United Nations sponsored awareness day to promote the eradication of FGM, drawing the attention of decision makers, the media, the …

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Emma Udwin, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, Brussels speaking during the opening session

A new strategy for Europe’s East: the EU’s role in a changed dynamic

5 Feb 2015 News
During our forum to chart a new strategy for the EU in the context of an overtly confrontational Russia, the consensus was that relations between the two cannot return to the pre-crisis status quo. A new strategy for Europe’s East …

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Image: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Next steps for improving human rights compliance and protection

19 Jan 2015 News
The UN’s human rights treaties are key components of the international human rights framework. In recent years, there have been concerted efforts within and outside the UN to strengthen the functioning of the monitoring bodies of these treaties, resulting in …

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Wilton Park Disarmament Dialogues

12 Dec 2014 News
Next week, we will be launching the Wilton Park Disarmament Dialogues, a new initiative in which we will use our network and convening power to assess the impact of decisive moments in the history of disarmament, and how their consequences …

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