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Publication date:20 Mar 2011

Wilton Park dialogues with Russia – a new prosperity: aspiration, innovation, participation [WP1086]

This conference focused on President Medvedev’s modernisation agenda for Russia and on efforts by the UK and others to contribute to its success.  It examined…

Publication date:24 Feb 2011

7th British-German Environment Forum The crisis of growth: threat or opportunity for sustainable development? [WP1069]

The seventh British-German Environment Forum (BGEF), the first with us, brought together policy makers and practitioners from business, public agencies and the voluntary sector to…

Publication date:4 Feb 2011

Prospects for the EU financial perspective in an age of austerity [WP1089]

We discussed:  How large should the EU Financial Perspective be in the future? Is its expenditure fit to meet 21 st century challenges?…

Publication date:13 Jan 2011

The UN framework for business and human rights [WP1074]

This conference constitutes the seventh of our annual human rights meetings sponsored by the Norwegian and Swiss Governments, which brought together human rights experts from…

Publication date:18 Nov 2010

Future of the UN development system [WP1033]

This conference discussed the following: Do the 30 agencies and organisations of the UN development system still give value for money in the new development…

Publication date:4 Nov 2010

Dialogue with China: towards ‘harmonious society’ governance, participation and social cohesion [WP1055]

This conference took place in the run-up to the imminent China visit by the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron and launched a series of multi-faceted…

Publication date:1 Nov 2010

Japan: increasing its global role? [WP1063]

This conference discussed the following: How are Japan’s international priorities developing after a year under the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) government? Does Japan want…

Publication date:24 Oct 2010

Advancing policy implementation in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) [WP1048]

In recent years, insurgency in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has threatened domestic, regional and international security. Over a three-year period between 2008 and…

Publication date:17 Sep 2010

Reinvigorating the Commonwealth [WPS10/05]

Our Discussion: At the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), leaders called for the “creation of an Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) to undertake an…

Publication date:31 Aug 2010

Sovereignty and transition in West Africa [WPS05/27]

The conference was co-sponsored by the UN Office in West African and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to address governance issues in the region.