Wilton Park and UNGASS 2016: reassessing modern international drugs policy

News - 21 April, 2016

In November 2015 more than thirty countries and institutions met at Wilton Park for a preliminary roundtable meeting in preparation for UNGASS 2016 which was held between April 18 and April 21 in Vienna this year. Pressure for a reassessment of drug control has grown in countries across the globe since the last UNGASS on drug policy in 1998.

Breaking the corruption chain

News - 9 December, 2015

International Anti-Corruption Day It is the opponent of the 2013 Lough Erne legacy, the buzzword of international footballing scandals, and a plague to the successful functioning of society worldwide: corruption. The concept itself is notoriously difficult to define; there does not seem to be any one example of corruption, but there are certainly a variety […]

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

News - 30 July, 2015

Today Wilton Park marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to raise awareness of the victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, and to reflect upon what more must be done to promote and protect their rights. It is now more than 200 years ago that the British House of Commons passed legislation to make […]

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

News - 26 June, 2015

Today marks the 27th annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that serves as a reminder of the goals of creating an international society free of drug abuse. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has selected this year’s […]

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

News - 25 March, 2015

Today marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that offers the opportunity to honour those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slave trade. The International Day also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism […]

Global conflict – trends examined to forecast drivers of unrest

News - 15 March, 2011

Shifts in demographics, climate and economy will be amongst the main drivers of future conflict. Challenges include access to the ‘global commons’ of space, maritime and cyber, WMD proliferation and transnational crime. Global conflict – future trends and challenges: towards 2030 Monday 28 February – Wednesday 2 March 2011 (WP1073) Future opportunities include breakthroughs in […]

Latin America: tackling the cocaine trade

News - 27 April, 2010

Our conference on ‘Tackling the cocaine trade’ went ahead despite the travel disruption caused by the ash from the Icelandic volcano. The group of 25 people who managed to participate were joined “virtually” by eight speakers from Colombia, Peru, USA, UN (Vienna) and Warsaw.   Latin America: tackling the cocaine trade Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 […]