QUNO is one of the founders and key members of the NGO Peacebuilding Group in New York, which is a gathering of organizations (the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict/GPPAC, the International Peace Institute, Interpeace, PAX, Peace Direct, the Quaker United Nations Office/QUNO, and World Vision) engaged on various peace-related issues at the UN and in the field.
As part of the NGO Peacebuilding Group, QUNO hosted local civil society representatives from Burundi, Timor Leste, Central African Republic, Mali, Liberia, Guatemala and South Africa in New York. The purpose of the visit was to meet with panel experts conducting the Reviews of the UN Peace Operations and UN Peacebuilding Architecture. The local representatives shared with the panelists community-level peacebuilding experience and perspectives related to the UN in order to contribute to the improvement of UN peace practices. The consultation event included a series of meetings at Quaker House in New York and a panel event at the International Peace Institute.