The QUNO offices in New York and Geneva serve as a Quaker presence at the United Nations, representing Friends concerns at the international level.
|The QUNO Office in New York is located across the street from the United Nations.
Under the auspices of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the Quaker United Nations Offices build contacts with government missions and UN staff, attend relevant UN meetings, collaborate with other non-governmental organizations, and makes oral and written presentations to UN meetings when called upon.
FWCC, which links
Friends around the world, has had consultative status with the UN's
Economic and Social Council as an international non-governmental
organization since 1948.
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QUNO's manner of work is unique in the UN community. Our advocacy is carried out by facilitating informal, open negotiating processes around specific issues and on the linkages between issues. For more details about QUNO’s unique ways of working, click here.
QUNO’s small but active team is based in an office located across the street from the main UN complex in New York and at Quaker House in Geneva. From here we pursue our work on the prevention of violent conflict, small arms, and responses to emerging conflicts.
QUNO's Geneva and New York offices have separate governance arrangements.
QUNO's Geneva and New York offices have separate financing arrangements.
The QUNO offices in New York and Geneva represent Friends (Quakers) around the world by acting as their link to the United Nations. To learn more about the Society of Friends’ central beliefs and peace testimony, click here.
The Quaker United Nations Offices maintains Quaker House facilities in Geneva and New York, where we host informal, off-the-record luncheons to promote dialogue and understanding on contentious issues.