International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

News - 16 September, 2015

Wilton Park reflects upon the UK’s ongoing work to combat climate change and protect the environment. Today, we join the world in celebrating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It marks the passing of twenty eight years since the drafting of The Montreal Protocol which set the controls and prohibitions of […]

The UK leads the world in soft power

News - 17 July, 2015

We reflect upon the UK’s position at the top of the Soft Power 30 index of global soft power, and look at our ongoing contributions to that success. The UK is the world leader in soft power, according to a new annual ranking of the strength of national soft power assets. The Soft Power 30, […]

First Wilton Park conference on the human rights of LGBTI persons

News - 11 September, 2014

Wilton Park hosts its first ever conference on protecting and promoting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. Representative voices from a wide range of institutions and communities around the world came together to discuss how best to coordinate efforts and provide effective support to legal, diplomatic and civil society initiatives […]

Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity

News - 24 June, 2014

“Soft power is not only something that countries do outwardly, but is also a way of being internally” Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 May 2014 (WP1289) In May, we ran the roundtable meeting, Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity, in association with the British Embassy in Mexico and the […]

The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

News - 28 April, 2014

Although the Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire, it was formally constituted by the London Declaration on April 28, 1949, which established member states as ‘free and equal’ after India declared that although they wished to become republics they still wanted to remain within the Commonwealth. It now […]

Wilton Park World Radio is launched

News - 22 November, 2013

Today sees the launch of Wilton Park World Radio on which we will broadcast a selection of our podcasts covering a range of issues and interviews with key opinion formers from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, the military and media. Wilton Park World Radio will be streaming 24 hours a day […]

High expectations in the wake of the Arab democratic wave

News - 2 August, 2012

In the wake of the Arab democratic wave expectations are high – young people in particular are calling for employment opportunities in the context of more open and effective societies – politicians must be seen to respond quickly. At two recent conferences we addressed these issues – the first looked at the Impact and challenges of […]