Building consensus on human rights in a rapidly changing world

News - 26 January, 2017

We began 2017 with a forward looking discussion in the latest of our annual series of human rights roundtables. This year’s topic was The future of human rights in a multi-polar world: exploring opportunities for further engagement, recognising the continued diffusion of power and influence on a global scale.

Maintaining human rights in the mainstream

News - 26 April, 2016

Wilton Park’s Chief Executive Richard Burge was part of a panel launching the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Cree offering ceremony

News - 17 August, 2015

Earlier this year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ran one of a series of their International Leaders Programmes which are supported by Wilton Park. At this event Mr Don Iverson, the Mayor of Edmonton, a city within the Canadian province of Alberta, presented Wilton Park’s Chief Executive, Richard Burge, with some tobacco to offer […]

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 […]

First Wilton Park conference on the human rights of LGBTI persons

News - 11 September, 2014

Wilton Park hosts its first ever conference on protecting and promoting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. Representative voices from a wide range of institutions and communities around the world came together to discuss how best to coordinate efforts and provide effective support to legal, diplomatic and civil society initiatives […]

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: […]

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

News - 16 May, 2014

Promoting the human rights of LGBT persons: next steps for international institutions and civil society? Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 September 2014 (WP1312) The International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on the 17th May has been a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities since 2005. It marks the day in 1990 when the World […]

FCO Human Rights report

News - 13 May, 2014

Last month the Foreign Secretary launched the 2013 Human Rights report, which set out the steps taken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last year to promote and protect human rights. The FCO Human Rights report provides an overview of its activity in 2013, along with its diplomatic network, to defend human rights and promote […]

The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

News - 28 April, 2014

Although the Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire, it was formally constituted by the London Declaration on April 28, 1949, which established member states as ‘free and equal’ after India declared that although they wished to become republics they still wanted to remain within the Commonwealth. It now […]