QUNO’s general consultative status at the Economic and Social Council
allows it to make written and oral statements at UN meetings.
UN Human Rights Council
Remarks given at the high-level discussion on "The Global Thematic Consultation on Conflict, Violence and Disaster and the Post-2015 Development Framework", A. Tomlinson, 17 April 2013 (pdf 255kb)
QUNO’s remarks focused on the role of violence in poverty and development, and the need for a fresh approach to assist societies affected by chronic violence and instability,.
The issue of Palestinian Statehood comes before the UN in September. This is a complex topic, with historical, technical and political dimensions. QUNO New York has put together an informal information resource covering matters relating to the discussions, that is regularly updated. Please click here to read the full resource document. In addition, Quaker organisations in the U.S. issued a public statement on Palestinian Statehood recognition in 2011. To read the statement please click here.
Putting the Pieces Together:
Towards a Unified Approach to Prevention at the UN, A. Tomlinson, 15 June 2012 (pdf 229kb)
Quaker United Nations Office, New York (QUNO), presentation at a seminar hosted by the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform : "20 Years of ‘An Agenda for Peace’: A New Vision for Conflict Prevention?"
Statement on the Occasion of the Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Role of Regional and Sub-regional Arrangements in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect, A. Tomlinson, Tetsushi Ogata, 12 July 2011 (pdf 449kb)
Security, Peacebuilding & Civil Society, presented at the EU-ISS seminar,"Peacebuilding and the Security-Development Nexus", in Section 1 "Security, global governance and peacebuilding: What institutions and resources for sustainable peace?", A. Tomlinson, April 2010 (pdf 214 kb)
Statement to the Sixth Review Conference of the
States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention,
FWCC, 21 November 2006 (pdf 18 kb)
Quaker United Nations Office Joint
Submission to the preparation for the High-level Plenary Meeting of the
General Assembly of September 2005 (World Summit submission), August 2005 (pdf 46 kb)
Statements before U.N. Crime Bodies
QUNO Statement to the Commission on the Status of Women 48th Session, 2004 (pdf 14 kb)
Open letter to Kofi Annan, March 2003 (pdf 20 kb)
QUNO Statement to the International Conference on Financing for Development, 2002 (pdf 288 kb)
QUNO also periodically issues statements to the public and the wider
community of Friends, either alone or in concert with other Quaker
service bodies. You can access these epistles below:
Geneva | New York
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW)