Breaking the cycle of rural poverty

News - 16 October, 2015

In light of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and World Food Day 2015: breaking the cycle of rural poverty we look back to our significant Global food agriculture and land use series and ahead to our next potential series on agriculture. Looking back 6 conferences 3 years 170 participants 100 speakers and facilitators 39 […]

Statement on ‘Malaria elimination and acceleration towards a malaria-free world’

News - 6 October, 2015

At our ministerial meeting on Malaria elimination in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa that was held between 30 September and 2 October 2015, ministers, leaders and decision makers came together to discuss the elimination and eventual eradication of malaria, agreeing to collaborate, communicate and commit financing to existing political support. Here is their statement: “We, the Ministers, leaders, and decision-makers […]

World Humanitarian Day 2015

News - 19 August, 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. The day was chosen by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It serves as […]

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 […]

Wilton Park celebrates Olympic Day 2015

News - 23 June, 2015

For the past 67 years, the international sporting community has celebrated Olympic Day on 23 June, with National Olympic Committees organising sports, cultural and educational activities around the world to promote new sports and Olympic values. Sport for development: a catalyst for change Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 June 2015 (WP1227) This year, in partnership […]

Working towards malaria elimination – Malaria Day 2015

News - 25 April, 2015

Today marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Malaria Day 2015. Continuing from the past two years, the theme is ‘Invest in the future: defeat malaria’. In 2013, there were 198 million cases, and 584,000 deaths from malaria, with African children under five years old being the worst affected group. In 2014, 97 countries had […]

World Health Day 2015

News - 7 April, 2015

Today marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘How safe is your food?’ with the WHO calling on “producers, policy-makers and the public to promote food safety”. The WHO estimates that two million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by contaminated food or drinking water. Over 200 […]

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 […]

Wilton Park marks the second annual UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day

News - 1 March, 2015

Coinciding with UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day, we are convening an event to look at the implications for screening and treatment of HIV co-infections with viral hepatitis in South East Asia. HIV co-infections with viral hepatitis: implications for screening and treatment in Asia Saturday 28 February – Monday 2 March 2015 (WP1393) On 1 March, the […]