Areas of Work

Sustaining Peace

QUNO’s vision of sustainable peace includes both the development of human and institutional capacity for resolving conflicts without violence and the transformation of the conditions that generate destructive conflict. A comprehensive approach to building peace should therefore imperatively include the prevention of destructive conflict. To that end, QUNO’s current work on sustaining peace underscores the centrality of human rights in upholding the conditions for peace, notably through processes, policy and practice at the UN Human Rights Council and within the UN Peacebuilding Architecture.

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November 2021

Lindsey Fielder Cook speaks from COP26 at the Opening Ceremony of Geneva Peace Week 2021

At the Opening Ceremony of Geneva Peace Week 2021, our Representative for Climate Change, Lindsey Fielder Cook was part of the speaker panel to discuss ways forward for environment, climate change and peace. 

Lindsey joined live from COP26 to implore the critical role of global, regional and local climate action to avoid catastrophic climate change, while emphasising that “climate change is symptomatic of a greater challenge of how to live sustainably and justly on earth.” 

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November 2021

QUNO Geneva hosted the event ‘Sustaining Peace and Human Rights - Making it work at the country level through engaging UN Special Procedures’ at Geneva Peace Week 2021

On the second day of Geneva Peace Week, QUNO, Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Interpeace, the Office of the High Commissioner for HUman Rights (OHCHR), and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) held an event on ‘Sustaining peace and human rights: Making it work at the country level through engaging UN Special Procedures’.

 

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