Building peace is a long term commitment and requires changes at the systems level as well as in behaviour and attitudes of individuals within those systems. QUNO Geneva seeks to support change in the way that States and the United Nation system perceive and respond to conflict and violence.
By the experience and insight of those working on the ground to the international level and engaging those whose actions can lead to destructive conflict, QUNO seeks to encourage a more preventive approach to building peace. Our peacebuilding work also focuses on engaging institutions and communities that have not traditionally seen themselves as part of peacebuilding – for example in the field of human rights or business.
Part of QUNO’s peacebuilding work is carried out through the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP) of which QUNO is a founding member and member of the Management and Steering Committees.