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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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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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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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soft power,

Magna Carta, 800 years on

15 Jun 2015 News
Wilton Park reflects upon the legacy of Magna Carta in an international context on its 800th anniversary. Today marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, also known as “the Great Charter” and perhaps the most important constitutional document of the …

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World Day against Child Labour

12 Jun 2015 News
Wilton Park reflects upon the international problem of Child Labour and efforts to combat it going forward. In the modern world it is estimated by the UN that around 215 million children work every day with many on a full-time …

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World Environment Day 2015

5 Jun 2015 News
This year’s theme is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’ aiming to target the increasing levels of consumption across the globe which fuel the exponential expansion of extractive industries and pollution from energy production. The current level of …

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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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