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.

The Bedrock of safe and secure shipping

News - 24 September, 2015

Today, Wilton Park marks World Maritime Day and reflects on this year’s theme ‘Maritime education and training. In today’s world, with rise of intercontinental air travel, it is easy to overlook the fact that the majority of the world’s and 95% of the UK’s trade is carried out by sea. Consequently as markets became increasingly […]

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 […]

The end of medicine as we know it? – our focus on Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

News - 16 March, 2015

According to the initial report produced in December 2014 by the Review on AMR, chaired by Jim O’Neill, up to 10 million people per year could die by 2050 due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), compared to an estimated 700,000 deaths per annum currently. Antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals in low and middle income countries […]

Celebrating World Health Day 2014

News - 7 April, 2014

On the 65th World Health Day, we reflect on the challenges posed by vector-borne diseases. Today is World Health Day. An annual event since 1950, the day is used each year to highlight a theme of global importance to health and healthcare. The theme for this year’s World Health Day, the 65th, is vector-borne diseases […]

Pathways to safe medicines: protecting patients through unified global action

News - 12 June, 2013

This conference will examine converging and interoperable solutions that strengthen international cooperation in combating the production and distribution of substandard/spurious/falsely labelled/falsified/counterfeit (SSFFC) drugs. Pathways to safe medicines: protecting patients through unified global action Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 June 2013 (WP1185) As the assault on the global medicine cabinet intensifies, leading decision makers gather to […]

Malaria: new tools for zero deaths and elimination

News - 7 March, 2012

New insecticides, against mosquitos, new drugs and a potential vaccine for children could be game-changers in the fight to tackle malaria. Our recent meeting discussed how these potential tools could be integrated into existing control measures. Malaria: new tools for zero deaths and elimination Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 April 2012 (WP1141) Following on from […]