Commonwealth

Commonwealth

Wilton Park Youth Dialogues – second event

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

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

Monday 4 August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the bloodiest conflicts in history – the First World War…

The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

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…

Commonwealth Day 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…

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

Cast aside despondency – two reasons to celebrate 2012

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: I have been struck by how unremittingly morose most New Year…

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

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…