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 […]

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

News - 26 June, 2015

Today is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture; a day of solidarity for those who have endured the unimaginable, subjected to gross violation of their rights and a reminder of our obligation not only to prevent torture, but also to provide its victims with effective and prompt redress and rehabilitation. Strategies for […]

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

News - 29 May, 2015

The 29th of May is increasingly being recognised worldwide as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, we celebrate the work of the peacekeepers and their comrades across the world. It is a day to honour the service of peacekeeping personnel, irrespective of national background, for their mission is one that transcends domestic politics. […]

Looking ahead: new strategies for tackling torture and improving prevention

News - 2 April, 2015

Identifying innovative approaches to torture prevention alongside existing legal provisions and measures to ensure an absolute prohibition on torture. Strategies for tackling torture and improving prevention Monday 30 March – Wednesday 1 April 2015 (WP1382) Vigorous discussions took place at Wilton Park to find new strategies for tackling the enduring existence of torture in the […]

International Day of Peace

News - 21 September, 2014

Today, people across the world are observing the International Day of Peace. The event was established in 1981 and is dedicated to promoting peace among people and nations. To mark its 20th anniversary in 2001, the UN General Assembly voted unanimously to mark 21 September as a day of non-violence and ceasefire. This year’s theme […]

International Day of UN Peacekeepers An effective UN fit for future peace operations

News - 29 May, 2014

Today is International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The day has two purposes: to honour and commemorate the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace; and to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peace operations. The UN […]