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Devanna de la Puente being presented with the Marsh Award by British Ambassador to Thailand, Mark Kent

2015 Marsh Award for ‘Innovation in peacemaking and peacekeeping’ presented to gender based violence adviser

28 Aug 2015 News
Devanna de la Puente, Inter-agency Regional Emergency Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Advisor for Asia and the Pacific was presented with the 2015 Marsh Award by British Ambassador to Thailand, Mark Kent. Devanna was chosen as this year’s winner in recognition of …

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International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition

23 Aug 2015 News
Today Wilton Park marks the International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that offers the opportunity to commemorate the victims of the slave trade and to raise awareness of modern …

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Africa, disease, Ebola, health, ICT, West Africa, diaspora, financial, regulation, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian relief, money laundering, Syria, terrorism, UN, Iraq, disaster

World Humanitarian Day 2015

19 Aug 2015 News
Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. The day was chosen by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary …

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Cree offering ceremony

Cree offering ceremony

17 Aug 2015 News
Earlier this year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ran one of a series of their International Leaders Programmes which are supported by Wilton Park. At this event Mr Don Iverson, the Mayor of Edmonton, a city within the Canadian …

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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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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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