International Day of Democracy

News - 15 September, 2015

Today marks the International Day of Democracy. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 (A/62/7), the International Day of Democracy aims to encourage governments to strengthen their commitment to the promotion and consolidation of democratic values. This year’s initiative focuses on the role civil society plays within a successful democracy. The theme of […]

Between incremental change and big vision

News - 18 May, 2012

Roger Williamson, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, writes: Day three of the ‘New challenges, new partners, a new UN development system?’ conference, was a day of taking stock and preliminary conclusions. Some of the off-the-record conversations remind me of the old Soviet joke about work culture and the implicit contract in […]

UN systems and its interventions

News - 16 May, 2012

Vikas Nath, Associate Director, The FUNDS Project, Toronto writes: On day one of the New challenges, new partners, a new UN development system? conference, there has been a gradual fragmentation of the UN systems and its interventions. There are too many governance structures: some are overlapping and others are far from reality. The issue is also that […]

Future of the UN Development System (FUNDS)

News - 10 November, 2010

The Future of the UN Development System (FUNDS) will explore scenarios and look at the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond. Future of the UN development system Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 November 2010 (WP1033) The project on ‘The Future of the UN Development System’ comes at a strategic juncture. The Millennium Development Goals agreed by the […]

Africa: Chief Executive outlines the direction for Wilton Park ahead of UN Summit

News - 15 September, 2010

We are embarking on a range of new initiatives to raise the profile of our Africa work, as well as coordinating this with policy on the Millennium Development Goals and the future of the Commonwealth. Richard Burge, Chief Executive, says: “The commitment of the Government to ensure that Africa is accorded its place in international […]