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April 2015

Peace and Post-2015: Into the Home Stretch

As the post-2015 inter-governmental negotiations continue to move towards finalising a new development agenda, we are pleased to bring you an Author's Original Manuscript version of the article "Peace and Post-2015: Into the Home Stretch," that was recently published in the Journal for Peacebuilding and Development. Written by QUNO New York Director and UN Representative, Andrew Tomlinson, the piece reflects on the current state of play of the inclusion of peace issues in the soon to be agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

With the culmination of negotiations in July 2015, and the forthcoming United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in September 2015, we will continue to work for the inclusion of peace issues in the final agreement. Together with partner organisations from civil society, we recognise this "unique opportunity for those with an interest in fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies to help both to contribute to the grand vision, and to shape the way in which issues of peace, justice and inclusion are prioritized, implemented and monitored for decades to come."

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  • Andrew Tomlinson

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April 2015

Filling the Gap: How civil society engagement can help the UN’s Peacebuilding Architecture meet its purpose

A paper co-authored by QUNO New York and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) focused on civil society engagement in the UN's Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA), which includes the Peacebuilding Commission, the Peacebuilding Support Office, and the Peacebuilding Fund. This paper was written as a contribution to the 2015 review of the PBA and is based on interviews with diplomats, UN experts, and civil society in New York as well as field research conducted by local peacebuilders in Burundi, the Central African Republic, and Liberia. 

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  • Camilla Campisi and Laura Ribeiro Rodrigues Pereira

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March 2015

Civil Society Recommendations for the Reviews of UN Peace Operations and the UN Peacebuilding Architecture

This briefing note summarizes the recommendations and inputs made by civil society representatives from Africa, Asia, and Latin America who participated in a civil society consultation on the UN Peace Operations Review and the UN Peacebuilding Architecture Review organized by the New York Peacebuilding Group (the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, the International Peace Institute, Interpeace, PAX, Peace Direct, the Quaker United Nations Office, and World Vision) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

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November 2013

Conflict, Violence, and Instability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Note

On April 26, 2013, the UN Foundation (UNF), Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), the International Peace Institute (IPI), and the Post-2015 Development Team at the Executive Office of the Secretary-General jointly convened a workshop to assess the impact of conflict, violence, and instability on development. The meeting brought together members from the UN Secretariat, agencies, funds, and programs as well as outside experts to consider strategies for addressing the post-2015 development agenda.

This meeting note summarizes the key themes and ideas that emerged from these discussions.

Author: 

  • International Peace Institute

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October 2013

In & Around the UN

The New York office is pleased to share our most recent Newsletter, featuring articles on the crisis in Syria, sustainable development, women building peace, and QUNO's recognition as one of the world's 100 most influential actors in armed violence reduction.

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August 2013

QUNO remarks to the Security Council Working Group on Conflict Prevention & Resolution in Africa

Remarks given by QUNO New York to a meeting of the Security Council Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa on the topic of the role of Governance and Institution-Building in Conflict Prevention.

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June 2013

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from June 2013.

Features articles on:

  • Letter from the Director
  • Update from QUNO Geneva
  • Beijing Meeting on UN Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding
  • A Workshop for Incoming Members of the UN Peacebuilding Commission
  • The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Comes to New York
  • Update on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • QUNO Annual Review

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December 2012

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from December 2012.

Features articles on:

  • Letter from the Director
  • Update from QUNO Geneva
  • Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Palestine Becomes a "Non-Member Observer State"
  • New Perspectives on Somalia

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September 2012

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from September 2012.

Features articles on:

  • Fast-moving Changes in Myanmar
  • Letter from the Director
  • Update from QUNO Geneva
  • What Will Replace the Millennium Development Goals?
  • West Africa Reconciliation Conference
  • Grassroots Reconciliation in Burundi
  • QUNO-NY Staff Update

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June 2012

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from June 2012.

Features articles on:

  • New Directions: Exploring Alternatives for a Peaceful Solution in Somalia
  • Letter from the Director
  • The joint QUNO Review
  • Consolidating Peace in Liberia and Sierra Leone
  • Sixth World Conference of Friends
  • Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Update from QUNO Geneva
  • Meet Elisabeth
  • PA Corner

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June 2012

Putting the Pieces Together: Towards a Unified Approach to Prevention at the UN

A presention by QUNO New York Director Andrew Tomlinson at a seminar hosted by the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP) entitled: “20 Years of ‘An Agenda for Peace’: A New Vision for Conflict Prevention?”

Author: 

  • QUNO

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September 2011

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from September 2011.

Features articles on:

  • From Reaction to Intervention: But What about Prevention?
  • Letter from the Director
  • Letter from QUNO-Geneva
  • Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Burundi
  • Palestine and Statehood at the UN
  • How to Support QUNO New York 
  • QUNO Staff Update

Author: 

  • QUNO

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