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human rights, United Nations, peacekeeping, conflict prevention,

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

29 May 2015 News
The 29th of May is increasingly being recognised worldwide as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, we celebrate the work of the peacekeepers and their comrades across the world. It is a day to honour the service of …

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Press release for ‘Implementing Africa’s maritime security strategies’

7 May 2015 News
We have just concluded a major event held in South Africa in partnership with ISS-Africa on implementing African maritime security strategies. Wilton Park and ISS have issued the following press release: A cure for sea blindness “African countries must overcome …

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aid, diseases, health, malaria, medicine, science and technology,

Working towards malaria elimination – Malaria Day 2015

25 Apr 2015 News
Today marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Malaria Day 2015. Continuing from the past two years, the theme is ‘Invest in the future: defeat malaria’. In 2013, there were 198 million cases, and 584,000 deaths from malaria, with African …

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Calling for nominations for the 2015 British German Forum

15 Apr 2015 News
Wilton Park’s British German Forum celebrates its 30th anniversary this July and is now welcoming nominations for potential British and German participants who are young leaders in their field. Those who take part in 2015’s event can expect lively discussions …

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World Health Day, food, food security, AMR

World Health Day 2015

7 Apr 2015 News
Today marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘How safe is your food?’ with the WHO calling on “producers, policy-makers and the public to promote food safety”. The WHO estimates that two million people …

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prosperity, sport, development,

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

6 Apr 2015 News
Today marks the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a UN-sponsored awareness day to celebrate the role and contribution of sport and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. With the …

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Looking ahead: new strategies for tackling torture and improving prevention

2 Apr 2015 News
Identifying innovative approaches to torture prevention alongside existing legal provisions and measures to ensure an absolute prohibition on torture. Strategies for tackling torture and improving prevention Monday 30 March – Wednesday 1 April 2015 (WP1382) Vigorous discussions took place at …

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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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