Event of Note
May 2013

Beijing Seminar on Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, and Peacemaking

In coordination with the American Friends Service Committee and the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum of the Social Science Research Council, QUNO New York organized a three day seminar for leading Chinese scholars, UN experts, and civil society and academics from Africa on the topic of Towards Coordinated Responses to Conflict: Perspectives on United Nations Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding, which took place at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in China.

June 2012

Building Just Societies

 QUNO participated in an international workshop on the topic of Building Just Socieities: Reconciliation in Transitional Settings held in Accra, Ghana. The workshop was organized by the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and QUNO played a key role in the design and implementation of this initiative. QUNO Director Andrew Tomlinson also facilitated one of the workshop sessions on the topic of Stakeholders and the Role of Civil Society in Reconciliation.

November 2011

Chinese Scholars Visit New York

QUNO and the American Friends Service Committee hosted a visit by four leading UN scholars from China to the UN in New York. The visit included a public event, co-hosted with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, entitled “Chinese Perspectives on UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding”. The event, attended by UN staff, diplomats, and NGOs, provided an introduction to current research activities within China and an opportunity for informal discussion and exchange.

Event of Note
July 2012

UN Adopts First-ever Resolution on Conscientious Objection

On 6 July, the UN Human Rights Council adopted its first-ever resolution on conscientious objection to military service. The resolution requires the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to publish a regular report on new developments, best practices and remaining challenges regarding conscientious objection around the world. This will ensure that developments at international and regional level, in many of which QUNO is involved, will be brought to the attention of a wide audience, including all governments.