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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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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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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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March 2013

Statement to the Independent Expert on human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

The statement encourages the Independent Expert to consider the following:

  • The role that peacebuilding approaches can play in fulfilling procedural rights, in order to achieve both substantive rights and effective environmental poliy, and
  • How small farmers, rural communities and marginalised sections of society can effectively participate in consultation and decision-making processes that relate to their environment.

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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

Civil Society Statement on Non-Military Solutions in Northern Myanmar

A statement entitled:
"Civil Society Organisations Call for Dialogue and Urgent International Engagement to Support Non-­Military Solutions in Northern Myanmar."

Includes recommendations for immediate action by the Government of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Army, as well as supportive measures to be taken by China, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the UN.

Jointly authored by:

  • QUNO
  • Transnational Institute
  • Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
  • German Asia Foundation
  • AFSC
  • Burma Centre Netherlands
  • Initiatives for International Dialogues

 

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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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December 2011

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from December 2011.

Features articles on:

  • UN experts from China
  • Letter from the Director
  • Letter from QUNO Geneva
  • Programme Assistant Corner
  • Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding
  • Prevention Seminar with the Security Council
  • Quaker Collaboration on the Horn of Africa

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  • QUNO

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December 2011

QUNO Review 2011

Review of the activities of QUNO in 2011, including:

  • Peace and Disarmament
  • Prevention of Violent Conflict
  • Peacebuilding
  • Food & Sustainability
  • Human Impacts of Climate Change
  • Human Rights & Refugees
  • Palestine and Statehood at the UN
  • Other Quaker Work at the UN
  • Looking Forward

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  • QUNO

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September 2011

Palestinian UN Bid: U.S. Should Press for Peace, Not Punishment

A joint statement of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), and the Quaker United Nations Office(QUNO) in New York  on the Palestinian quest for statehood recognition at the United Nations in September 2011. Includes recommendations for the Obama Administration and U.S. Congress.

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  • 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

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  • QUNO

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June 2011

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from June 2011.

Features articles on:

  • Building Peace: From China to Africa and Back Again
  • Letter from the Director
  • Peacebuilding at the UN
  • Finding Hope for a Troubled World
  • Preventing Election Violence in Kenya
  • How to Support QUNO New York
  • QUNO Staff Update
  • The Changing Face of Violence

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  • QUNO

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