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 […]

FCO Emerging Powers Fund: bringing diversity to Wilton Park conferences

News - 4 June, 2014

With the help of the Emerging Powers (EP) Fund, we have drawn a huge range of speakers and participants from countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to our conferences in 2013 and 2014. Critical to dialogue on The future of power: implications for global actors by 2040, funding to gather participants from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, […]

Clare Short’s speech from our Beyond extractive sector transparency

News - 2 April, 2014

On Wednesday 26 March, Clare Short, Chair  of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), made a keynote speech at our conference dinner. You can read a copy of her speech below. Beyond extractive sector transparency: driving prosperity and stability through good governance Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 March, 2014 | WP1268 “We have been talking about […]

William Hague oversees signing of partnership agreement with Brazil

News - 18 February, 2014

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today by Ambassador Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima, President of The Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão of the Federative Republic of Brazil (FUNAG), and Wilton Park, represented by the British Ambassador to Brazil, Alex Ellis. The MoU launches a joint agreement for establishing a long term relationship between Wilton Park […]

Global food, agriculture and land use: sharing insights from our series

News - 4 February, 2014

After the end of our three year, six part conference series on global food and agriculture systems, we launch a set of resources to share what we learned. What challenges are facing global food systems? How can global food production be made more efficient? What can be done to eradicate hunger and improve nutrition? How […]

2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

Post-2015 framework on poverty eradication and sustainable development

News - 15 January, 2014

Formulating priorities and strategies as the Millennium Development Goals approach their culmination – what next for the least developed countries. The post-2015 development framework: priorities for the least developed countries Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 January 2014 (WP1309) Next year marks the culmination of global commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It is already […]

Addressing the changing landscape of humanitarian action: encouraging complementarity rather than competition

News - 8 November, 2013

The contours of global power and influence are changing. Rising global powers are playing an increasingly active humanitarian role, and international development architecture is changing. How do those engaged in humanitarian assistance envision the trajectory of their future work together? Advancing humanitarian action: engaging with rising global actors to develop new strategic dialogue and partnerships […]

A new look at the media in fragile states: a core element of the future development agenda?

News - 8 October, 2013

Our upcoming conference follows recent important developments at the UN, and will provide a forum for detailed discussions on issues relating to the role of media and communications in fragile states taken up there and elsewhere. Media and fragile states Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 October 2013 (WP1278) A week ago, discussions closed at the […]

Government and other stakeholders from Burma/Myanmar discuss responsible investment

News - 30 November, 2012

Burma/Myanmar is undergoing rapid change and foreign investors are keen to explore opportunities. The UN’s Guiding Principles on business and human rights provide a framework for companies to operate consistent with human rights standards. Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 November 2012 Burma/Myanmar, business and human rights – setting standards for responsible business (WP1195) In the […]