Areas of Work

Our work priorities are based on the concerns of Quakers worldwide. Because QUNO facilitates meetings and work on sensitive topics, not all of our projects can be discussed publicly. Read below to learn more about our current programmes.

QUNO seeks to encourage a more holistic approach to peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict at the UN that takes into account local perspectives and the rebuilding of relationships. This includes a focus on the connections between peace, development, and the environment.

QUNO’s peace and disarmament work in Geneva focuses on encouraging a more holistic and integrated approach to preventing destructive conflict and building peace at the international and local level.

QUNO works at the multilateral level to promote effective, fair and ambitious climate action and environmental protection. We address climate change and related environmental crises as a symptom of a greater challenge: how to live sustainably and justly on earth.

We work to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights through the United Nations system, with particular reference to migration and displacement, criminal justice and conscientious objection to military service.

QUNO strives to foster economic systems that improve livelihoods, strengthen resilience, and ensure just transitions to sustainability for the most vulnerable stakeholders.

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  For the most part, these projects are no longer active because our work in these areas resulted in the issues being addressed and recognized in the larger UN community.