Areas of Work

Past Work

These are topics and issues that were major QUNO projects in the past.  For the most part, these projects are no longer active because our work in these areas resulted in the issues being addressed and recognized in the larger UN community.

We worked to raise public awareness about the issue of child soldiers, and to develop international standards to prohibit the military recruitment and use in combat of all those under 18 years of age in government armed forces or other armed groups.

IDPs are people forced to flee their homes but who remain within their country's borders. QUNO was one of the pioneers in gaining international attention for internally displaced persons.

From the 1990s until 2008 QUNO worked on trade and development issues with the primary goal of promoting a fair and equitable trade negotiating process, focusing in particular on Intellectual Property and Migration of Labour Providers.

QUNO works with the UN Human Rights Council, seeking ways to strengthen the Council’s work in promoting and protecting human rights.