International Women’s Day 2015

News - 8 March, 2015

Despite originating in the early 20th century, the issues surrounding the conception of International Women’s Day (IWD) continue to face women around the world today. Current demands for equal payment, better working conditions, and reproductive rights are signs of women’s continuing struggle against gender discrimination. While some of the issues that dominated the international suffrage […]

International Women’s Day: inspiring change

News - 7 March, 2014

8 March, International Women’s Day Beginning in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day (IWD) represents and celebrates women’s achievements across the ages and highlights the problems that women around the world are currently facing. The new millennium brought significant change, both legislative and societal, for women with greater rights, equality and emancipation. However, such […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day: our support, past and present

News - 8 March, 2013

We are proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD) today, a celebration of the political, economic and social achievements of women across the globe since 1909, and a chance to look to the challenges that remain. Originating within an era dominated by demands for better pay, better working conditions, and the right to vote, IWD […]

Luxembourg Foreign Minister on international governance reform

News - 6 July, 2011

Speaking at our first meeting to be held in Luxembourg, on the topic ‘Reforming international governance?’, Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn argued the case for multilateralism and gradual reform of international institutions.   Reforming international governance? Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 June 2011 (WP1112) There is broad agreement that challenges of globalisation require changes in global […]

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu gives keynote address

News - 28 March, 2011

Speaking on Turkey’s foreign policy vision at our Istanbul conference on Saturday 26 March 2011, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu outlined six principles guiding Turkey’s actions over the last eight years, and into the future. Turkey’s policies for engagement in the contemporary world Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 March 2011 (WP1031) Six principles guiding Turkey’s actions over […]

‘China dialogues’ launch underway with engaged participation on harmonious society

News - 11 November, 2010

Speakers included Professor Shi Weimin from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Professor FuJun from the School of Government ,Peking University and Professor Wang Changjiang from the Central Party School of the Communist Party. Dialogue with China: towards ‘harmonious society’ governance, participation and social cohesion Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 November 2010 (WP1055)  Listen to […]

Launch of ‘China Dialogues’ examine China’s debate on how to achieve ‘harmonious society’

News - 4 November, 2010

Post credit-crunch themes include ‘how to build social cohesion while respecting the rights of the individual’ and ‘achieving balance between central, national and regional administration’ plus ‘approaches to achieve sustainable development’. Dialogue with China: towards ‘harmonious society’ governance, participation and social cohesion Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 November 2010 (WP1055) The conference takes place in […]

Celebration of 25th anniversary of British German Forum

News - 27 September, 2010

A panel discussion and reception at Guildhall hosted by Wilton Park and the City of London Corporation took place on 23 September to mark the 25th anniversary of British German Forum. Established by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1985, the British-German Forum has annually brought together at Wilton Park around 50 […]

Minister of State, Damian Green, announces UK’s aim of reducing net migration from outside Europe

News - 12 July, 2010

Migration is a global phenomenon that poses enormous challenges for sending and receiving countries.   Managing migration: challenges and opportunities? Monday 28 June 2010 (WP1038) In association with the UK Border Agency and held at the Institute of Directors   Migration is a global phenomenon that poses enormous challenges for sending and receiving countries. It is […]