Breaking the corruption chain

News - 9 December, 2015

International Anti-Corruption Day It is the opponent of the 2013 Lough Erne legacy, the buzzword of international footballing scandals, and a plague to the successful functioning of society worldwide: corruption. The concept itself is notoriously difficult to define; there does not seem to be any one example of corruption, but there are certainly a variety […]

World Day against Child Labour

News - 12 June, 2015

Wilton Park reflects upon the international problem of Child Labour and efforts to combat it going forward. In the modern world it is estimated by the UN that around 215 million children work every day with many on a full-time basis. This denies them the opportunity to be children; they lack the chance to play, […]

The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

News - 28 April, 2014

Although the Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire, it was formally constituted by the London Declaration on April 28, 1949, which established member states as ‘free and equal’ after India declared that although they wished to become republics they still wanted to remain within the Commonwealth. It now […]

What next for development?

News - 26 February, 2014

The post-2015 development framework sets an agenda which would benefit the poorest countries – a personal view from conference chair and visiting programme director Dr Roger Williamson – independent consultant and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. The post-2015 development framework: priorities for the least developed countries Wednesday 29 – […]

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 […]

Lord Green’s speech on ‘The road to Bali’

News - 25 October, 2013

Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spoke at our conference today on Trade facilitation for African economies   Lord Green’s speech The road to Bali: driving and delivering a meaningful consensus “Why is trade important? World growth depends on world trade. One sure way of miring us […]

Gauging international attitudes towards rules-based systems of economic governance

News - 13 November, 2012

Hugo Swire, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, addressed an international audience of private sector and governmental representatives at our conference concerning the impact of trading rules on global prosperity.   Monday 5 – Tuesday 6 November (WP1200) Gauging international attitudes towards rules-based systems of economic governance After welcoming remarks by Richard Burge, Chief […]