Africa Industrialisation Day 2014

News - 20 November, 2014

Africa Industrialization Day, established in 1990, is the day on which a large number of African governments and organisations gather to examine various different ways to stimulate the industrialisation process in Africa. Celebrated annually on 20 November, the day is marked across Africa and around the world by special seminars, meetings and a host of […]

Girl Summit 2014

News - 22 July, 2014

The first event of its kind in the UK, Girl Summit 2014 takes place today. Co-hosted by the UK government and UNICEF, the summit is dedicated to confronting child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and across the world. Led by Prime Minister David Cameron, Home Secretary Theresa […]

Positive Voices ring out from Cordoba for women in the Arab world

News - 4 April, 2014

Participants at a Wilton Park forum for women in the private sector in the MENA region, held in Cordoba, Spain, have resolved to make a positive difference in regional women’s welfare and economic empowerment. Women in the private sector in the Middle East and North Africa Monday 24 – Thursday 27 March 2014 (WP1321) Our […]

President Abdullah Gül of Turkey delivers our inaugural Annual Address

News - 23 November, 2011

HE Mr Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey, today delivered our inaugural Annual Address, entitled ‘Historic transition in the Middle East and its impact on global politics’ at the Royal Society in London. With fragile democratic transitions under way across the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey’s political and economic development is seen […]

Civil resistance seizes the moment

News - 28 February, 2011

The momentous political developments in North Africa and the Middle East have brought the use of civil resistance into the spotlight as a tool for challenging oppression. Civil resistance – popular movements challenging oppression: policy issues for the international community Wednesday 30 March – Friday 1 April 2011 (WP1032) Our forthcoming conference, Civil resistance – […]