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 […]

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 […]

UK Foreign Secretary’s speech to Parliament on the crisis in Syria

News - 10 January, 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague has updated Parliament on the crisis in Syria and set out further UK action in the coming weeks.   Foreign Secretary, William Hague’s speech “Mr Speaker, with permission I will make a statement to update the House on the crisis in Syria; a crisis which is still intensifying. 60,000 Syrians are […]

UN Security Council debates children and armed conflict

News - 19 September, 2012

On 19 September the UN Security Council will hold its annual open debate on children and armed conflict. Wilton Park’s conference examined progress in this field, identifying emerging challenges and developing ideas for moving the agenda forward. Protecting children affected by armed conflict: advancing the agenda of the last 10 years Wednesday 21 – Friday […]