Wilton Park Youth Dialogues – second event

News - 21 November, 2017

In October 2017 the second event in our Youth Dialogues series took place in Jordan. We organised the three day event in association with the British Council, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute and the Department for International Development (DFID).

Maintaining human rights in the mainstream

News - 26 April, 2016

Wilton Park’s Chief Executive Richard Burge was part of a panel launching the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Commemorating 100 years since Britain entered the First World War

News - 1 August, 2014

Monday 4 August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the bloodiest conflicts in history – the First World War – which ended on 11 November 1918, Armistice Day. As a war unmatched to any seen before, World War One, also known as ‘the Great War’, marks one of 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 […]

Commonwealth Day 2014

News - 10 March, 2014

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the 53 Commonwealth Nations held on the second Monday in March every year. The day is marked to celebrate the union and diversity of the modern Commonwealth, to foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth’s achievements and role, and to help promote understanding on global issues that affect its citizens. Today […]

Lord Howell’s speech to the Wilton Park International Council 2012

News - 31 May, 2012

Lord Howell, Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, spoke at the meeting highlighting the value the high commissions and embassies, play in sharing their knowledge, time and support to ensure Wilton Park’s conferences are relevant. Wilton Park’s International Council (WPIC) met on 28 May in Lancaster House. The Council’s membership comprises of […]

Cast aside despondency – two reasons to celebrate 2012

News - 5 January, 2012

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: I have been struck by how unremittingly morose most New Year blogs and messages have been. Even good news has been tempered. It is as if we feel too guilty to look forward with joy. So this brief post bucks the trend. I want to talk about two events without […]

Reinvigorating the Commonwealth? Lord Howell, diplomats and members of the Commonwealth family meet to exchange ideas

News - 3 September, 2010

Commonwealth leaders agreed to examine how to strengthen the organisation to fulfil its potential in the 21st century, creating an Eminent Persons’ Group to propose recommendations.  Our consultation aims to contribute to this process. Reinvigorating the Commonwealth Wednesday 1 September 2010 (WPS10/05) At the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), leaders called for the […]