Peace & Disarmament
QUNO Geneva understands peacebuilding as both the development of human and institutional capacity for resolving conflicts without violence, and the transformation of the conditions that generate destructive conflict. Therefore, in this latter sense, it must include work to prevent destructive conflict.
Over its history QUNO has focused much of its peace-related effort on fostering disarmament negotiations at the UN, for example on chemical and nuclear weapons, as well as conventional weapons such as landmines and small arms & light weapons. We work to raise awareness of their tremendous damage to communities and societies towards building more effective ways to tackle these challenges at international level – by also bridging the gaps between policy makers, industry actors and civil society.
We take a conflict prevention and peacebuilding approach to natural resource management, encouraging dialogue, cooperation and the constructive handling of conflicts – and engaging on business’s responsibilities in these areas.