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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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March 2021

Sustaining Peace: A report on how human rights can help

As part of long-term work on integrating human rights and sustaining peace, QUNO has written a public report entitled ‘Sustaining Peace: How can human rights help? 2016 – 2020 retrospective.’ The report builds on learnings from a joint project with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which focused on Operative Paragraph 11 of the 2016 Sustaining Peace resolutions.

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November 2020

Geneva Peace Week 2020

QUNO is proud to be one of the institutional partners behind the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, the organisation that runs Geneva Peace Week – a leading international peacebuilding forum. This year’s Geneva Peace Week was delivered in a fully online format and featured three events co-organised by QUNO.

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