World Toilet Day

News - 19 November, 2015

Today is World Toilet Day which aims to draw the world’s attention to the crucial nature of adequate sanitation which affects health, education, gender equality, nutrition, the environment and the economy. Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure access to water and sanitation for all. The access to water part has been […]

New ways of investing in development

News - 28 July, 2015

As part of the International Year of Evaluation, Wilton Park partnered with the Centre for Development Impact (CDI) to discuss the evaluation of of new market-oriented investments New frontiers for evaluation in an era of market-oriented development Monday 20 – Wednesday July 2015 | WP1411 We are proud to have hosted an event as part […]

The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

News - 28 April, 2014

Although the Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire, it was formally constituted by the London Declaration on April 28, 1949, which established member states as ‘free and equal’ after India declared that although they wished to become republics they still wanted to remain within the Commonwealth. It now […]

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office awarded prestigious Carbon Trust Standard Awards

News - 3 March, 2014

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), including Wilton Park, has been awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard and Carbon Trust Waste Standard for its UK operations. The Carbon Trust Standard and Carbon Trust Waste Standard awards recognise efforts in reducing carbon emissions and water use year on year. The FCO is the first public sector […]

What next for development?

News - 26 February, 2014

The post-2015 development framework sets an agenda which would benefit the poorest countries – a personal view from conference chair and visiting programme director Dr Roger Williamson – independent consultant and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. The post-2015 development framework: priorities for the least developed countries Wednesday 29 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Key areas of reform for Europe identified

News - 3 July, 2013

This second instalment of the Jubilee Dialogue series considered the diverse political, economic and diplomatic challenges Europe faces in defining its place in the world in the near future. Jubilee dialogues: Europe and the world in 2023 Wednesday 26 June 2013 (WP1264) In this second instalment of the Jubilee Dialogue series, David Lidington, Minister of […]