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 […]

Reaching 50: The Arms Trade Treaty

News - 26 September, 2014

Yesterday, 25 September, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) reached 50 ratifications and thus triggered entry into force. The Treaty will now enter into force on 24th December 2014. Ratifications have steadily accrued over the past year since the adoption of the treaty by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the 2nd April 2013, with […]

Sir Mark Walport’s speech from our Dual use biology conference

News - 19 September, 2013

On Sunday 15 September, Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government at the Government Office for Science, made a keynote speech at our conference. You can read a copy of his speech below. Dual use biology: how to balance open science with security Sunday 15 – Wednesday 18 September 2013 (WP1260) “Thank you for […]

Arms Trade Treaty and Armistice at Wilton Park

News - 11 November, 2011

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: The church at Wilton Park – St Mary’s – has been a sacred place for nearly a thousand years. The worn brass image of a local crusader knight lies silently near the tiny war memorial that records the sacrifice of local parishioners in the First World War. Twelve men including […]