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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.

Publication date:26 Jul 2010

How can the Lisbon Treaty help the European Union mainstream the responsibility to protect? [WP1042]

The coming into effect of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty and the creation of the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs…

Publication date:12 Jul 2010

British-German Forum: rebalancing the state through the century’s ‘teenage years’ [WP1040]

This conference discussed following: How can challenges facing children in war situations best be addressed in the context of protection of civilians? How can children…

Publication date:30 Jun 2010

The European Union’s economic governance: prospects for recovery, reform and Europe 2020 [WP1066]

This conference asked the following questions: How might the EU’s economy be governed after the credit crunch and sovereign debt crises? Can the Stability and…