Partnership renewal between Wilton Park and Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

News - 27 September, 2016

The Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, HE Dr Rizal Sukma, visited Wilton Park today to sign the renewed Partnership Agreement between Wilton Park and The Policy Analysis and Development Agency of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Indonesia. This agreement has been developed to promote sustained dialogue between the two organisations and their respective countries, as they tackle wide ranging national and international policy issues.

International Day of the Girl Child The power of the adolescent girl: vision for 2030

News - 11 October, 2015

Today we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. In its fourth year as an internationally recognised day dedicated to highlighting the challenges faced by young girls and adolescent women, today represents an important opportunity to raise awareness about the progress being made towards empowerment. Promoting women’s political and economic engagement: ambition for the […]

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: […]

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 […]

Wilton Park in 2014 – what does power mean in the modern world?

News - 17 January, 2014

We start the year by considering the future of power and the challenges of modern diplomacy and policy planning – a theme which continues throughout our conferences in the first part of the year. We began by looking at how power is defined in the world today, how this concept is changing, and who will […]

Wilton Park at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Leadership conference

News - 28 May, 2013

The Wilton Park team kicked off its involvement at the annual Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Leadership Conference, on Monday 13 May with our half day panel event on assessing Diplomatic Excellence. Leadership week, described as one of the most important dates in the FCO’s diary, brings together Heads of Missions, FCO Ministers, and Board […]

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 […]

Government and other stakeholders from Burma/Myanmar discuss responsible investment

News - 30 November, 2012

Burma/Myanmar is undergoing rapid change and foreign investors are keen to explore opportunities. The UN’s Guiding Principles on business and human rights provide a framework for companies to operate consistent with human rights standards. Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 November 2012 Burma/Myanmar, business and human rights – setting standards for responsible business (WP1195) In the […]

Partnership agreement signed with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

News - 11 September, 2012

At our first conference held in Indonesia, we signed an agreement with the Centre for Policy Analysis and Development of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work together in convening international discussion events. Indonesia’s economic development: contributing to a sustainable growth pattern Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 September 2012 (WP1152) Indonesian policy makers and […]

High expectations in the wake of the Arab democratic wave

News - 2 August, 2012

In the wake of the Arab democratic wave expectations are high – young people in particular are calling for employment opportunities in the context of more open and effective societies – politicians must be seen to respond quickly. At two recent conferences we addressed these issues – the first looked at the Impact and challenges of […]