Areas of Work

Human Rights & Refugees

We work to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights through the United Nations system, with particular reference to the interface between human rights and armed conflicts, the protection of refugees, the rights of people in detention, and other Quaker concerns.

Recent news and events can be found here.  Our recent publications are available here.

QUNO envisions a world where migrants, refugees and people on the move are all treated with humanity, dignity and respect.

QUNO envisions a world where no one is compelled to be part of the armed forces or to undertake military activity against their conscience.

QUNO envisions a world where criminal justice systems do not dehumanize people, including the children of those convicted.

QUNO provides support for Quaker work for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, including promoting dialogue between governments and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.