The Value of the third sector in Wales

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs represents the International Sector on the Third Sector Partnership Council.

Our policy focus at the moment is:


  • A Values-based approach in the draft International Strategy for Wales
  • Global citizenship in the new Curriculum for Wales
  • The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, in particular, Globally Responsible Wales
  • The impact of Brexit on the international sector


If you would like to get involved in policy responses on these issues, please contact

We have a number of meetings for different parts of the sector, a Slack channel to discuss policy developments and we also work collaboratively on policy responses on Google Docs.

The main purpose of the Third Sector Partnership Council is to make sure that the principles set out in the Third Sector Scheme are put into practice. It also provides an opportunity for the sector to raise issues of interest or concern. It generally does not discuss issues that relate to only one area of interest (these can be taken up through biannual ministerial meetings) and as a national body it is concerned with issues affecting all of Wales.


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Wales Peace Institute publishes militarisation report

Wales Peace Institute publishes Militarisation Report


The Wales Peace Institute Initiative launched its first report, into ‘the ‘Extent of Military Presence and its Influence in Wales’, at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod. This is an important landmark for the Initiative, being the first example of the kind of quality factual research which a future peace institute will produce.

The report explores:

1. Bases, barracks and regiments in Wales
2. Armed forces personnel at 1st January 2015
3. Recruitment
4. Cadets
5. Schools, colleges and extracurricular activities
6. Military research, expenditure and industry in Wales

So what are the report’s main findings? The overall conclusion is that there has been a decrease in military presence in Wales since the publication of the ‘Khaki Dragon’ report by Cymdeithas y Cymod in 2006. However, 85% of the total area of Wales is designated as a Low Flying Area, and (in 2011 – 2012) 74% of Wales’ state secondary schools were visited by the army. 9% of soldiers in Wales are aged between 16 and 24, as compared to 5% for the UK as a whole.

However individuals and organisations feel about the information in this report, it presents a well-researched, clear, factual picture of the scale of military presence in contemporary Wales. A synopsis and a full version of the report are downloadable below.

Download Full Report