Areas of Work

High Level Policy Engagement

Complementing its work on specific themes and countries, QUNO also engages in broader policy debates on the shape and future of peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict at the UN.  QUNO frequently works with leaders in peacebuilding practice around the world to bring their experience to inform UN policymaking.  QUNO is often asked to speak at both public and informal events, and will also occasionally comment publicly on subjects of particular importance to Friends.

Ongoing Activities

  • QUNO partners with a wide network of peacebuilding practitioners and think tanks around the world, bringing their expertise to inform UN debate. Combining practitioner experience with the perspectives of local voices from conflict-affected communities helps to broaden the discussion at the UN and root it in the reality of the lives of those affected by violence.
  • Since 2012, QUNO has engaged with the high-level UN discussion around the role of peace and stability in sustainable development and the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
  • QUNO is a founding member of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP), together with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), and Interpeace. The platform aims to build bridges between International Geneva, the United Nations peacebuilding architecture in New York, and peacebuilding activities in the field. It facilitates interaction on peacebuilding between different institutions and sectors, and seeks to advance new knowledge and understanding of peacebuilding issues and contexts.
  • From time to time, QUNO engages with emerging issues and situations where its constituents are looking for information and insight on UN perspectives. For example, QUNO New York has followed the bid for Palestinian Statehood at the UN and has issued various resources on the topic.

Recent Timeline Events

September 2014

Representative position open in New York

We are pleased to announce an opening within our New York Office: Quaker United Nations Office Representative, Operation. This is a full-time position comprised of 1/3 programmatic work and 2/3 administrative work. Essential responsibilities include program development and implementation, Quaker outreach, managing financial matters, fundraising and development, and staff supervision. The deadline to apply is 15 September. For more information and to apply, please click here.

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July 2014

Fellow Position with QUNO New York

Our New York office is pleased to announce a one-year Fellow position, with a start date of 1 October, 2014. The Fellow will assist QUNO senior staff to develop QUNO programs and implement program activities. In particular, the Fellow will work on one or more focused projects with a particular focus on ongoing QUNO activities that bridge UN efforts in the areas of social and economic development. These will include the exploration of creative responses to international conflict for QUNO, including non-violent policy alternatives, as well as supporting QUNO’s work on the UN’s post-2015 sustainable development agenda. To apply, click here. The application deadline is 20 July, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

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