The 2016 Marsh Award for Peacemaking and Peacekeeping

News - 16 November, 2016

On Sunday 13 November 2016 we hosted the third presentation of The Marsh Award for Peacemaking and Peacekeeping. This year’s recipient, Dr Rouba Mhaissen, is a Lebanese-Syrian and the Founder and Director of Sawa for Development and Aid, a non-profit organisation that supports Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and Sawa Foundation UK which supports forced migrants in Europe and the Middle East.

Research institutions partnerships with Wilton Park

News - 21 September, 2015

We reflect on our partnerships with research institutions, such as the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford and Carnegie Corporation of New York. In October 2014, in partnership with the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, we ran a meeting on Measuring peace consolidation. This event facilitated the exchange […]

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. […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

I can see clearly now

News - 4 March, 2011

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Do you remember the song?  Johnny Nash in 1972 (before 68% of the population of the Middle East were born). I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,I can see all obstacles in my wayGone are the dark clouds that had me blindIt’s gonna be a bright, bright,Sun-Shiny […]