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We are privileged to carry forward the Quaker traditions of patient, quiet diplomacy at the United Nations, working for a more peaceful and just world. The strength of QUNO’s work lies in our long term persistence. Through perseverance, we have helped to change attitudes, create new understandings, and develop new standards.

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March 2014

QUNO accepting applications for Communications and Fundraising Coordinator until 21 April 2014

Are you excited by the possibility of working among a friendly NGO team committed to building world peace and based in a pleasant environment in Geneva? QUNO is seeking an experienced, innovative, service-oriented Communications and Fundraising Coordinator to develop this new post that strengthens these areas in support of our programme work. 

You would be part of our friendly and socially committed team at Quaker House Geneva, and responsible for managing QUNO's digital and traditional media presence, including our website, and the development of QUNO publications and grant proposals, among other duties.

This is a part-time post of 32 hours per week. Native proficiency in English is required. The post is open to Friends and those in close sympathy with Quakers. 

Closing date for applications is 21 April 2014.

Full job description and application details are available in the PDF document below. Please be sure to fill out the supplementary information form, also available separately in Word format below.

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September 2013

New research on peaceful societies launched at Quaker House in New York

Together with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and the United Nations Inter-Agency Framework Team for Preventive Action, QUNO hosted the New York launch of IEP’s new study “Pillars of Peace”, with Mr Steve Killelea AM, Founder and Executive Chair, on 27 September 2013. This new research sets out to understand and measure the attitudes, institutions and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies. Read more and download the report.

 

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June 2013

QUNO One of World's 100 Most Influential Actors in Armed Violence Reduction

In the category of NGO and not-for-profit leaders, QUNO Directors Andrew Tomlinson and Jonathan Woolley have been named by Action on Armed Violence as among the world’s 100 most influential actors in armed violence reduction.

 

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