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We are privileged to carry forward the Quaker traditions of patient, quiet diplomacy at the United Nations, working for a more peaceful and just world. The strength of QUNO’s work lies in our long term persistence.

Through perseverance, we have helped to change attitudes, create new understandings, and develop new standards. 

(Photo: Former Directors of QUNO New York, Sydney and Brenda Bailey)

Recent Timeline Events

December 2022

QUNO Geneva is Hiring a Finance Officer (50%) Closing date: 18 December 2022 / Starting date: 1 May 2023 (or earlier if possible).

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QUNO is seeking a part-time (50%) Finance Officer to join its small staff team, based at Quaker House, 13 avenue du Mervelet, Geneva.  (for full job description and how to apply see pdf below)

QUNO is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organisation that welcomes, values, and respects the different perspectives of every individual. We embrace diversity and welcome candidates of different ethnic, racial, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds. 


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Event of Note
August 2021

Quaker United Nations Office Geneva names new Director

Following an international search process, the Quaker UN Office is delighted to announce that Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge has been selected as the incoming Director of QUNO Geneva. Nozizwe, a South African national, is a member of the Quaker Community in the Western Cape Meeting. She has broad experience in her home country and distinguished and influential service in government, civil society and advocacy. Nozizwe has an honorary Doctorate of Law from Haverford College, diplomas in microbiology and adult education, a degree in social science and an honours degree in philosophy.

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