International Day of Democracy

News - 15 September, 2014

Today marks the International Day of Democracy. An event piloted by the United Nations which aims to promote democratic values worldwide. This year’s initiative is focused on the need to engage young people in the democratic process. Since its establishment in 2007 by the General Assembly, the International Day of Democracy has aimed to promote […]

World Press Freedom Day 2014: advancing the development agenda

News - 2 May, 2014

World Press Freedom day is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of freedom of the press, raise awareness around violations of press freedom and encourage steps which work towards press freedom across the world. World Press Freedom Day 2014 on 3rd May draws the discussion into the realm of development, focusing on the role […]

World Radio Day – enhancing global dialogue

News - 13 February, 2014

13 February is UNESCO’s World Radio Day and is a time to reflect on the importance of the radio in furthering communication throughout the world. The particular focus this year is on promoting gender equality, both in the production of radio programmes and through spreading a message of inclusion through their content. The changing nature […]

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 […]

Human Rights Day 2013: pushing the agenda

News - 10 December, 2013

Since 1950, two years after the adoption by the UN’s General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December has been celebrated annually as International Human Rights Day. Human rights day 2013 marks 20 years since the establishment of the mandate of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Wilton Park has been instrumental […]

Wilton Park World Radio is launched

News - 22 November, 2013

Today sees the launch of Wilton Park World Radio on which we will broadcast a selection of our podcasts covering a range of issues and interviews with key opinion formers from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, the military and media. Wilton Park World Radio will be streaming 24 hours a day […]

Wilton Park media workshop in Vietnam

News - 14 November, 2013

Facilitating a workshop for journalists takes Wilton Park to Vietnam for the first time. Publicising disaster preparedness activity through the news is a crucial part of mitigating the impact of extreme weather events on vulnerable populations. Disaster preparedness in Vietnam: getting the story out before the disaster hits Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 November 2013 (WP1310) […]

A new look at the media in fragile states: a core element of the future development agenda?

News - 8 October, 2013

Our upcoming conference follows recent important developments at the UN, and will provide a forum for detailed discussions on issues relating to the role of media and communications in fragile states taken up there and elsewhere. Media and fragile states Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 October 2013 (WP1278) A week ago, discussions closed at the […]

20 years of World Press Freedom Day

News - 10 May, 2013

World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity for the international community to renew its commitment to freedom of expression in challenging times. We have experienced a revolution over the last 20 years. Newspapers have gone online and publish today through a multitude of media. The 24 hour news cycle has become the norm embraced by […]

Soft power focus takes us to Brazil

News - 13 March, 2013

Brazilian Minister for Culture, Marta Suplicy, was the keynote speaker opening the round table in Sao Paulo. Her broad ranging speech covered the diversity of Brazilian culture,  her desire to increase the access to culture for ‘the people’, and the need to broaden awareness of Brazil beyond football and carnival. She acknowledged that Brazil has […]