News - 8 February, 2018
On 1 February 2018, Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Simon McDonald KCMG KCVO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of Wilton Park with the Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão (FUNAG), represented by Ambassador Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima.
News - 21 November, 2017
In October 2017 the second event in our Youth Dialogues series took place in Jordan. We organised the three day event in association with the British Council, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute and the Department for International Development (DFID).
News - 15 March, 2017
Last week, we held a three day meeting in Swakopmund on Building a stronger HIV prevention response in Sub-Saharan Africa. Namibian First Lady Monica Geingos and the Hon Dr Bernard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services, were joined by HIV experts from across the region, including top government officials, leading clinicians and researchers, civil society advocates and programme implementers for the event.
News - 14 December, 2016
A day of bright sunshine at Wilton Park rather incongruously kicked off our meeting on Flooding in the Greater Horn of Africa: building effective early warning systems.
News - 21 April, 2016
In November 2015 more than thirty countries and institutions met at Wilton Park for a preliminary roundtable meeting in preparation for UNGASS 2016 which was held between April 18 and April 21 in Vienna this year. Pressure for a reassessment of drug control has grown in countries across the globe since the last UNGASS on drug policy in 1998.
News - 13 April, 2016
We were delighted to host the second in a series of events on Peacebuilding in Africa in Addis Ababa. The event was held in partnership with the African Leadership Centre, the Social Science Research Council and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It aimed to develop and ‘road test’ the findings and policy recommendations from […]
News - 30 November, 2015
Blog by Robin Hart, Director of Programmes Geoffrey was born in central Uganda in 2000, the year the MDGs were agreed. I have sponsored him through World Vision since 2007, and this summer had the privilege to visit him and his family, and spend time in his community. By all measures Geoffrey and his family […]
News - 20 November, 2015
Today the world recognises Africa Industrialisation Day celebrating the increasing economic development and industrial growth across the African continent. The day also marks a point for reflection on the continuing challenges facing many African nations in expanding their industrial progress, and how policymakers can ensure the benefits of industrialisation reach everyone in society. One of the […]
News - 24 October, 2015
On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the majority of its signatories including the five permanent members of the Security Council. Emphasised in the opening lines of the UN Charter ‘We the people…’ the UN is universal in […]
News - 24 September, 2015
Today, Wilton Park marks World Maritime Day and reflects on this year’s theme ‘Maritime education and training. In today’s world, with rise of intercontinental air travel, it is easy to overlook the fact that the majority of the world’s and 95% of the UK’s trade is carried out by sea. Consequently as markets became increasingly […]