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FCO Emerging Powers Fund: bringing diversity to Wilton Park conferences

With the help of the Emerging Powers (EP) Fund, we have drawn a huge range of speakers and participants from countries across Asia, Africa and…

Positive Voices ring out from Cordoba for women in the Arab world

Participants at a Wilton Park forum for women in the private sector in the MENA region, held in Cordoba, Spain, have resolved to make a…

International Women’s Day: inspiring change

8 March, International Women’s Day Beginning in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day (IWD) represents and celebrates women’s achievements across the ages and…

UN building with flags raised outside

Human Rights Day 2013: pushing the agenda

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Human Rights Day: advancing the human rights agenda

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…

UN General Assembly – UK Foreign Secretary calls for action against sexual violence

Hosting a high level event, the UK Foreign Secretary delivered a powerful speech stressing the “urgent priority for the international community” to ensure the prevention…

International elimination of violence against women day

Activists and the UN have used November 25 to oppose violence against women since 1981. The scale and nature of rape, domestic and other violence…

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 24th President of Liberia

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

  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…