Wilton Park wins award from Diplomat Magazine
18 May, 2011
Wilton Park has just won an award for their ‘Distinguished Contribution to Diplomacy in London’ from Diplomat Magazine. The ceremony took place in central London, and Diplomat presented 12 awards to some of the most influential UK based diplomats.
Accepting the award, Richard Burge, Chief Executive said:
“We are all very pleased to receive this award made by some of the world’s most distinguished foreign diplomats. It is testament to the significant, positive, and unique impact of Wilton Park and the UK on international affairs”
Hugo van Kuffeler from Diplomat Magazine said:
“One of the key elements for diplomats and governments to resolve conflicts is having the appropriate environment to discuss these challenges and formulate strategies for future policies and actions. Wilton Park is a forum for democracy building, post-conflict reconciliation and international dialogue which are crucial for progress on global issues.
Its aim was and is to unite people: to bring together those who disagree, often violently, by patient, outspoken discussion of their conflicting views and assumptions, to reconcile rivals and enemies in recognition of their common humanity, their shared problems and their joint hopes of peace.”
Richard Burge – further thoughts on award