International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition

News - 23 August, 2015

Today Wilton Park marks the International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that offers the opportunity to commemorate the victims of the slave trade and to raise awareness of modern slavery and the illicit trafficking of humans. The migration challenge: tackling root causes Monday 12 […]

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

News - 30 July, 2015

Today Wilton Park marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to raise awareness of the victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, and to reflect upon what more must be done to promote and protect their rights. It is now more than 200 years ago that the British House of Commons passed legislation to make […]

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

News - 25 March, 2015

Today marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that offers the opportunity to honour those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slave trade. The International Day also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism […]

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

News - 6 February, 2015

Since 2013, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the 6th February has been a United Nations sponsored awareness day to promote the eradication of FGM, drawing the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to need to protect the human rights of girls […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

News - 25 November, 2014

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we look back on our recent contributions to the promotion of the human rights of women and girls, and considers what more can be done to help end gender-based violence. Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women […]

The history of Wilton Park and the Human Rights Council

News - 9 September, 2014

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is currently holding its twenty-seventh regular session, which runs from 8 to 26 September 2014. Our meetings have contributed towards the creation of the HRC, and we continue to hold regular discussions on topical human rights issues. In February 2004 we held an informal meeting on Addressing contemporary security threats: […]

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 […]

Lynne Featherstone’s speech on ‘Work in freedom, responsible business and supply chains’ (WP1270)

News - 14 October, 2013

On Thursday 10 October, Lynne Featherstone, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department for International Development (DFID), gave a speech at our conference. Combating human trafficking: business and human rights Thursday 1o October 2013 (WP1270) “Honoured guests, It gives me great pleasure to be with you here today for this important discussion on business and its role in addressing trafficking […]

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague launches the UK’s action plan on business and human rights

News - 9 September, 2013

On September 4, the UK launched its action plan on business and human rights, becoming the first country to set out guidance to companies on integrating human rights into their operations. The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Business Secretary Vince Cable hosted the launch event with guests from businesses and civil society organisations, including […]

The Rt Hon Hugo Swire, Minister of State will be the keynote speaker at roundtable on human trafficking & business (WP1270)

News - 18 July, 2013

Marking Anti-Slavery week, the forum will raise awareness of human trafficking and labour exploitation within the business supply chain, applying existing principles and identifying practical steps forward. Combating human trafficking: business and human rights Thursday 10 October 2013 (WP1270) In collaboration with the FCO, we will bring together a broad spectrum of actors to consider […]

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