International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

News - 29 May, 2015

The 29th of May is increasingly being recognised worldwide as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, we celebrate the work of the peacekeepers and their comrades across the world. It is a day to honour the service of peacekeeping personnel, irrespective of national background, for their mission is one that transcends domestic politics. […]

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

News - 6 April, 2015

Today marks the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a UN-sponsored awareness day to celebrate the role and contribution of sport and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. With the 2015 target for reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is a crucial year. In […]

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

News - 26 September, 2014

Today is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations.  It was the subject of the General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946. It has been on the General Assembly’s agenda along with general and complete disarmament ever since 1959.  It has […]

International Day of Peace

News - 21 September, 2014

Today, people across the world are observing the International Day of Peace. The event was established in 1981 and is dedicated to promoting peace among people and nations. To mark its 20th anniversary in 2001, the UN General Assembly voted unanimously to mark 21 September as a day of non-violence and ceasefire. This year’s theme […]

World Cup victory sets UK and German ‘high fliers’ in high spirits for a successful 29th British German Forum

News - 21 July, 2014

Wilton Park’s 29th British German Forum convened 50 ‘high fliers’ from Germany and Britain, aged between 25 and 35 to discuss ‘A smarter Europe: cooperation, competition and innovation in the 2020s.’ British German Forum 2014 A smarter Europe: cooperation, competition and innovation in the 2020s Sunday 13 July – Thursday 17 July 2014 (WP1320) Chaired […]

Carnegie Corporation to fund two conferences on Peacebuilding in Africa

News - 16 July, 2014

A major grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, will enable a two meetings on African Peacebuilding in partnership with the African Peacebuilding Network, New York, and the African Leadership Centre, Nairobi. Peacebuilding in Africa: evolving challenges, responses and new thinking February 2015 (WP1358) With the emergence of new conflict actors and the changing dynamics […]

The future of peace operations: a comprehensive review?

News - 18 June, 2014

Our conference on Promoting effective international peace operations in increasingly complex environments closed yesterday. The conference followed the announcement on 11 June 2014 by the UN Secretary General that he has “asked the Secretariat to initiate work on a review of United Nations peacekeeping”. Promoting effective international peace operations in increasingly complex environments Sunday 15 – […]

Presentation of first Marsh Award for innovation in peacemaking

News - 10 June, 2014

The Marsh Christian Trust, in association with Wilton Park, have created this Marsh award to recognise an individual from outside the UK whose work makes an innovative difference to areas of conflict and peacemaking. We are very pleased to announce that this year it will be presented to the winner at this week’s Global Summit to […]

International Day of UN Peacekeepers An effective UN fit for future peace operations

News - 29 May, 2014

Today is International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The day has two purposes: to honour and commemorate the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace; and to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peace operations. The UN […]

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 […]