Presentation of first Marsh Award for innovation in peacemaking

News - 10 June, 2014

The Marsh Christian Trust, in association with Wilton Park, have created this Marsh award to recognise an individual from outside the UK whose work makes an innovative difference to areas of conflict and peacemaking. We are very pleased to announce that this year it will be presented to the winner at this week’s Global Summit to […]

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 […]

World Water Day 2014

News - 21 March, 2014

March 22nd marks World Water Day 2014, a day which advocates for the sustainable management of the world’s water resources. Dating back to 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Brazil recommended an international day be devoted to the celebration of fresh water, this year focuses on the water-energy nexus. With […]

Commonwealth Day 2014

News - 10 March, 2014

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the 53 Commonwealth Nations held on the second Monday in March every year. The day is marked to celebrate the union and diversity of the modern Commonwealth, to foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth’s achievements and role, and to help promote understanding on global issues that affect its citizens. Today […]

Global food, agriculture and land use: sharing insights from our series

News - 4 February, 2014

After the end of our three year, six part conference series on global food and agriculture systems, we launch a set of resources to share what we learned. What challenges are facing global food systems? How can global food production be made more efficient? What can be done to eradicate hunger and improve nutrition? How […]

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 […]

In the midst of history in South Africa

News - 11 December, 2013

A conference on scaling up the ‘treatment as prevention’ model of combatting HIV and AIDS took us to Cape Town during an historic period for South Africa. Scaling up HIV/AIDS treatment as prevention: Southern Africa and beyond Wednesday 11 – Friday 15 December (WP1254) We convened a meeting in Cape Town mid December to discuss […]

Learning from friends – the impact of population ageing in Berlin

News - 7 June, 2013

The UK and Germany will benefit from each other’s experience with public policy in the context of population ageing. Demographic ageing: policy implications and strategies Thursday 30 May 2013 (WP1239) Our one day meeting in Berlin last month discussed the dynamics of delivering quality health and social care and worthwhile public pensions to increasingly ageing […]

Finance for faith, health and development

News - 19 February, 2013

Our conference; co-hosted with Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA), originally planned for December 6-8th this year, has now been postponed. Finance for faith, health and development: 2010 – how can we create effective partnerships between the religious and public sectors? (S10/03) The recent United Nations annual general meeting on the Millennium Development Goals […]

China’s reform priorities stress ‘putting people first’

News - 9 January, 2013

Towards prosperity: implications and opportunities of the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (WP1196) Sunday 16 – Tuesday 18 December 2012   Adela Gooch, Programme Director, Wilton Park writes: China’s key challenges – managing high growth; maintaining social cohesion; instigating radical reform and fielding the population’s growing expectations were debated at a conference […]