QUNO works with UNHCR on a range of refugee protection issues, in particular relating to conscientious objection to military service and to those fleeing conflict or violence.
Recent Timeline Events
Our new, May 2014 edition of QUNO Review is now available for download below. The publication provides a brief introduction to QUNO and our way of working, as well as an overview of each of our programme areas. Learn more about our past year of our work and see where we are headed in 2014.
- QUNO Review May 2014 - Low resolution version 12.97 MB
- QUNO Review May 2014 - High resolution version 38.71 MB
Related Areas of Work
- Children of Prisoners
- Women in Prison
- Inclusion of Local Perspectives
- Reconciliation & Dialogue
- Role of Emerging Powers
- Armed Violence and Development
- High Level Policy Engagement
- Natural Resources, Conflict and Cooperation
- Peace and Development
- Small Arms Control and Disarmament
- Climate Change and the International Negotiations
- Climate Change and Migration
- Agricultural Trade and Investment
- Intellectual Property and Agriculture
- Conscientious Objection to Military Service
- Rights of Indigenous People
QUNO welcomes new Guidelines on International Protection relating to claims to refugee status based on objection to military service released by UNHCR. These Guidelines focus on individuals who seek international protection as refugees to avoid recruitment and service in State armed forces, including conscientious objectors, as well as forced recruitment by non-State armed groups. They will provide guidance for governments, decision makers, lawyers and the judiciary as well as UNHCR staff. QUNO hopes that the new Guidelines will help protect conscientious objectors and others fleeing recruitment and service in the military when they seek asylum abroad.