QUNO New York staff members, Sarah Clarke and Kavita Desai, traveled to Siem Reap, Cambodia to join in a workshop held by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). The workshop brought AFSC staff together from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States to explore ways that different AFSC programs are working towards the shared goal of building just and sustainable peace. For Kavita and Sarah, it was an opportunity to build connections with exciting work taking place in communities from around the world.
The time in Cambodia also provided an opportunity for QUNO staff and AFSC staff to meet with colleagues from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, a Cambodian organization that supports peace efforts in the Southeast Asia region. A lunch conversation provided the opportunity to discuss challenges and potential opportunities for collaboration around youth engagement, peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula, and the need for peaceful solutions to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar.