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Wilton Park stands with refugees

Throughout history people have been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence. In the wake of the Second World War the number of displaced people increased. The 1951 Refugee Convention, signed by 144 State parties, was agreed as the key legal instrument defining the term ‘refugee’. It outlines the rights of the displaced, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them.

‘We the People……’

On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the…

Research institutions partnerships with Wilton Park

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…

World Humanitarian Day 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to…

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Today is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture; a day of solidarity for those who have endured the unimaginable, subjected to gross…

World Day against Child Labour

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…

Next steps for improving human rights compliance and protection

The UN’s human rights treaties are key components of the international human rights framework. In recent years, there have been concerted efforts within and outside…

Girl Summit 2014

The first event of its kind in the UK, Girl Summit 2014 takes place today. Co-hosted by the UK government and UNICEF, the summit…

The future of peace operations: a comprehensive review?

Our conference on Promoting effective international peace operations in increasingly complex environments closed yesterday. The conference followed the announcement on 11 June 2014 by…

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

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…