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Zero Discrimination Day 2015

Wilton Park marks the second annual UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day

1 Mar 2015 News
Coinciding with UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day, we are convening an event to look at the implications for screening and treatment of HIV co-infections with viral hepatitis in South East Asia. HIV co-infections with viral hepatitis: implications for screening and treatment …

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 Feb 2015 News
Since 2013, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the 6th February has been a United Nations sponsored awareness day to promote the eradication of FGM, drawing the attention of decision makers, the media, the …

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Emma Udwin, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, Brussels speaking during the opening session

A new strategy for Europe’s East: the EU’s role in a changed dynamic

5 Feb 2015 News
During our forum to chart a new strategy for the EU in the context of an overtly confrontational Russia, the consensus was that relations between the two cannot return to the pre-crisis status quo. A new strategy for Europe’s East …

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Image: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Next steps for improving human rights compliance and protection

19 Jan 2015 News
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 the UN to strengthen the functioning of the monitoring bodies of these treaties, resulting in …

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Wilton Park Disarmament Dialogues

12 Dec 2014 News
Next week, we will be launching the Wilton Park Disarmament Dialogues, a new initiative in which we will use our network and convening power to assess the impact of decisive moments in the history of disarmament, and how their consequences …

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violence against women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 Nov 2014 News
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we look back on our recent contributions to the promotion of the human rights of women and girls, and considers what more can be done to help …

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Africa Industrialisation Day 2014

20 Nov 2014 News
Africa Industrialization Day, established in 1990, is the day on which a large number of African governments and organisations gather to examine various different ways to stimulate the industrialisation process in Africa. Celebrated annually on 20 November, the day is …

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 Oct 2014 News
Wilton Park’s contribution to reducing risk Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Wilton Park has focused extensively on disaster reduction over the last few years.  A discussion on a gender inclusive approach to disaster prevention, preparedness and response will take …

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Filippa lentzos & Chrystiane Roy, BTWC, verification, biological,

How do States Parties demonstrate compliance in the BTWC?

1 Oct 2014 News
As those involved in WMD non-proliferation will know, verification and compliance issues in the BTWC have a troubled history. Nonetheless there is a general recognition that the Convention needs to have some better tools to enable its States Parties to …

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Image: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Reaching 50: The Arms Trade Treaty

26 Sep 2014 News
Yesterday, 25 September, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) reached 50 ratifications and thus triggered entry into force. The Treaty will now enter into force on 24th December 2014. Ratifications have steadily accrued over the past year since the adoption of …

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