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human rights, human trafficking, business,

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 Jul 2015 News
Today Wilton Park marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to raise awareness of the victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, and to reflect upon what more must be done to promote and protect their rights. It is now …

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diaspora, economic growth, economy, environment, ethical investment, innovation, evaluation,

New ways of investing in development

28 Jul 2015 News
As part of the International Year of Evaluation, Wilton Park partnered with the Centre for Development Impact (CDI) to discuss the evaluation of of new market-oriented investments New frontiers for evaluation in an era of market-oriented development Monday 20 – …

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civil society, diplomacy, public diplomacy, soft power

The UK leads the world in soft power

17 Jul 2015 News
We reflect upon the UK’s position at the top of the Soft Power 30 index of global soft power, and look at our ongoing contributions to that success. The UK is the world leader in soft power, according to a …

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world population day, demographics, conflict, human rights, women’s rights, child rights

World Population Day

11 Jul 2015 News
In an increasingly dangerous world, proximity to conflict is becoming a reality for more and more people. Saturday 11 July annually marks World Population Day, chosen by the United Nations to draw attention to population issues across the globe. In …

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Credit: Dennis Skley

What next for the EU?

10 Jul 2015 News
Young leaders from the UK and Germany are meeting to discuss the key challenges faced by the EU British German Forum 2015 Strengthening our resilience in a world of shocks and crises Monday 13 – Thursday 16 July 2015 | …

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Niger Delta Development Forum: regional challenges and opportunities

30 Jun 2015 News
Considering the complex security and economic challenges facing the people of the Niger Delta and identifying new opportunities for regional and international collaboration Niger Delta Development Forum: delivering sustainable and equitable socioeconomic improvement through industrial diversification Tuesday 23 June 2015 …

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Image: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26 Jun 2015 News
Today is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture; a day of solidarity for those who have endured the unimaginable, subjected to gross violation of their rights and a reminder of our obligation not only to prevent torture, …

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Image: U.S. Air Force TSgt Laura K. Smith

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 Jun 2015 News
Today marks the 27th annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that serves as a reminder of the goals of creating an international society free of …

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Wilton Park celebrates Olympic Day 2015

23 Jun 2015 News
For the past 67 years, the international sporting community has celebrated Olympic Day on 23 June, with National Olympic Committees organising sports, cultural and educational activities around the world to promote new sports and Olympic values. Sport for development: a …

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Caribbean, economy, security,

Caribbean 2030 – a new generation creating a new vision

15 Jun 2015 News
The new and upcoming leaders in the Caribbean set out their positive and aspirational vision for the region in 2030 at our recent meeting. Caribbean 2030 – new vision for a new generation Monday 1 June – Wednesday 3 June …

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