Protecting our human rights

News - 10 December, 2015

Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of two international human rights treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These treaties mark the foundations of the International Bill of Human Rights. Today’s acknowledgment of Human Rights Day represents the start of […]

World Day against Child Labour

News - 12 June, 2015

Wilton Park reflects upon the international problem of Child Labour and efforts to combat it going forward. In the modern world it is estimated by the UN that around 215 million children work every day with many on a full-time basis. This denies them the opportunity to be children; they lack the chance to play, […]

Human Rights Day: advancing the human rights agenda

News - 13 December, 2012

Since 1950, two years after the adoption by the UN’s General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December has been celebrated annually as International Human Rights Day. Over the past year, we have played a key role in developing dialogues on a range of human rights issues, in line with the UK’s […]

UN Security Council debates children and armed conflict

News - 19 September, 2012

On 19 September the UN Security Council will hold its annual open debate on children and armed conflict. Wilton Park’s conference examined progress in this field, identifying emerging challenges and developing ideas for moving the agenda forward. Protecting children affected by armed conflict: advancing the agenda of the last 10 years Wednesday 21 – Friday […]

Global hunger and the Olympics

News - 13 August, 2012

A global hunger event will be headed by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the Vice-President of Brazil, Michel Temer. A global hunger event put together by the Department for International Development (DFID) held to tie in with the final day of the Olympics will be headed by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron […]

Protecting children affected by armed conflict

News - 23 March, 2012

Despite considerable progress, significant challenges remain to ensure children affected by armed conflict are protected. By examining the changing nature of conflict and exploring innovative strategies, Wilton Park is helping to advance this agenda.   Protecting children affected by armed conflict: advancing the agenda of the last 10 years 21 – 24 March 2012  (WP1151) […]

UNICEF – Universal Children’s Day November 20

News - 8 November, 2010

Universal Children’s Day takes place each year to promote the welfare of the world’s children. ‘The neglected agenda: protecting children without adequate parental care’ is a 2009 report from participants at Wilton Park. Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20 annually. Initially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it encourages countries […]