World Toilet Day

News - 19 November, 2015

Today is World Toilet Day which aims to draw the world’s attention to the crucial nature of adequate sanitation which affects health, education, gender equality, nutrition, the environment and the economy. Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure access to water and sanitation for all. The access to water part has been […]

Breaking the cycle of rural poverty

News - 16 October, 2015

In light of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and World Food Day 2015: breaking the cycle of rural poverty we look back to our significant Global food agriculture and land use series and ahead to our next potential series on agriculture. Looking back 6 conferences 3 years 170 participants 100 speakers and facilitators 39 […]

World Environment Day 2015

News - 5 June, 2015

This year’s theme is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’ aiming to target the increasing levels of consumption across the globe which fuel the exponential expansion of extractive industries and pollution from energy production. The current level of demand for natural resources is unsustainable and the insatiable appetite to extract fossil fuels and […]

World Water Day 2014

News - 21 March, 2014

March 22nd marks World Water Day 2014, a day which advocates for the sustainable management of the world’s water resources. Dating back to 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Brazil recommended an international day be devoted to the celebration of fresh water, this year focuses on the water-energy nexus. With […]

Global food, agriculture and land use: sharing insights from our series

News - 4 February, 2014

After the end of our three year, six part conference series on global food and agriculture systems, we launch a set of resources to share what we learned. What challenges are facing global food systems? How can global food production be made more efficient? What can be done to eradicate hunger and improve nutrition? How […]

Highlights from 2012

News - 19 December, 2012

Over the past 12 months, we have held events in a number of overseas locations as well as here at Wiston House in Sussex. In this summary, we look back at some of those discussions.  The 2012 programme has been extremely busy facilitating over 50 conferences and meetings. Most of these have been held at […]

Global hunger and the Olympics

News - 13 August, 2012

A global hunger event will be headed by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the Vice-President of Brazil, Michel Temer. A global hunger event put together by the Department for International Development (DFID) held to tie in with the final day of the Olympics will be headed by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron […]

Diet and nutrition: challenges for global food, agricultural and land use policy

News - 14 March, 2012

With a billion people suffering from under nutrition and obesity respectively, how can the world’s diet be improved? This is the focus of Wilton Park’s next meeting in its series on global food, agriculture and land use. Improving diet and nutrition: challenges for global food, agricultural and land use policies Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 […]

World Food Day: what is it for?

News - 16 October, 2010

World Food Day started in 1979 with the Conference of Food and Agriculture Organization. By 1980, the General Assembly announced that “food is a requisite for human survival and wellbeing and a fundamental human necessity.”   Global Food, Agriculture, Land Use: The International Policy Challenges Mon 4 April – Weds 6 April 2011 (WP1004) Today, […]