Wilton Park and UNGASS 2016: reassessing modern international drugs policy

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.

Peacebuilding in Africa: persistent challenges, sustainable solutions (WP1417)

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 […]

Africa Industrialisation Day

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 […]

‘We the People……’

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 […]

The Bedrock of safe and secure shipping

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 […]

International Day of Peace 2015

News - 21 September, 2015

We reflect on the International Day of Peace 2015, and its theme ‘Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All’ On 21 September 2015, the world observes the International Day of Peace. This year, the theme will be ‘Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All’, emphasising the need for cooperation, both in ending conflicts and creating […]

Research institutions partnerships with Wilton Park

News - 21 September, 2015

We reflect on our partnerships with research institutions, such as the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford and Carnegie Corporation of New York. In October 2014, in partnership with the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, we ran a meeting on Measuring peace consolidation. This event facilitated the exchange […]

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