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 […]

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 […]

Advancing women’s participation in peacebuilding: what are the next steps in implementation?

News - 27 March, 2013

UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, and the UN’s recent 7-point action plan on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding, provide a strong policy framework. To what extent has policy translated into concrete action?   Women in peacebuilding Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 March 2013 (WP1191) Policy makers and practitioners from around the […]

International Women’s Day: our support, past and present

News - 8 March, 2013

We are proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD) today, a celebration of the political, economic and social achievements of women across the globe since 1909, and a chance to look to the challenges that remain. Originating within an era dominated by demands for better pay, better working conditions, and the right to vote, IWD […]

Nobel Peace Prize 2011: our work with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee

News - 11 October, 2011

  You will no doubt already know that three great individuals shared this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The award was in recognition of their ‘non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work’. Wilton Park’s own work to engender open dialogue on the important and urgent matters […]