World leaders reach historic deal to tackle climate change

News - 14 December, 2015

Diplomatic efforts and international willingness to compromise brought a historic climate agreement in Paris this weekend as 196 countries agreed a landmark deal to tackle global warming. The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) brought together 50,000 people including 150 World Leaders to limit the global […]

International Day for Disaster Reduction Knowledge for Life

News - 13 October, 2015

Today marks the international day for disaster reduction; raising awareness of the work done throughout the world to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters as well as to help those communities who are affected. The focus this year is on the traditional, indigenous and local knowledge which complement modern science and add to an […]

International Day for Disaster Reduction

News - 13 October, 2014

Wilton Park’s contribution to reducing risk Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Wilton Park has focused extensively on disaster reduction over the last few years.  A discussion on a gender inclusive approach to disaster prevention, preparedness and response will take place in Manila in November with our partners the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). Other […]

World Radio Day – enhancing global dialogue

News - 13 February, 2014

13 February is UNESCO’s World Radio Day and is a time to reflect on the importance of the radio in furthering communication throughout the world. The particular focus this year is on promoting gender equality, both in the production of radio programmes and through spreading a message of inclusion through their content. The changing nature […]

Wilton Park working with IGAD in Kenya

News - 30 January, 2014

In our first meeting in Kenya we continued our portfolio of work on disaster risk reduction by facilitating a regional discussion in Nairobi for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The meeting discussed the enhanced use of technology to mitigate disaster risk in the Horn of Africa. Strengthening technological capacities and information access for improving […]

Reducing disaster risk in the Horn of Africa

News - 22 January, 2014

We continue our portfolio of work on disaster risk reduction by facilitating a regional discussion in Nairobi for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The meeting will discuss the enhanced use of technology to mitigate disaster risk in the Horn of Africa. Strengthening technological capacities and information access for improving disaster risk reduction in the […]

Wilton Park in 2014 – what does power mean in the modern world?

News - 17 January, 2014

We start the year by considering the future of power and the challenges of modern diplomacy and policy planning – a theme which continues throughout our conferences in the first part of the year. We began by looking at how power is defined in the world today, how this concept is changing, and who will […]