Natural Resources, Conflict and Cooperation
QUNO’s work on Natural Resources, Conflict and Cooperation seeks to influence policy and practice to take account of the links between natural resource management, human rights and peacebuilding. We recognise that weak and inequitable governance of natural resources can lead to destructive conflict, exacerbating tensions between groups and in some cases escalating to violence. We encourage dialogue, cooperation and the constructive handling of conflicts. QUNO works with laws and guidelines from international frameworks that support inclusive decision making and equitable access to natural resources, while also bringing expertise and good practices from the local level to the international policy environment.