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QUNO's 2011 work to Prevent Violent Conflict

The prevention of violent conflict is one of the principal charter objectives of the UN, yet the prevention discussion remains fragmented and lacking in focus. QUNO continues to raise awareness about local peacemaking initiatives in Myanmar and encourages a balanced approach to the region. The work with China and with other ‘rising power’ Member States continues to make significant progress. QUNO has been an active participant in policy discussions about the future direction of work on the prevention of violent conflict at the UN.

Kenya Speaker

Speaker Getry Agiza, Project Coordinator, Friends Church Peace Teams

A Small Act

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

Chris Mburu, UN Human Rights Lawyer

Chris Mburu

Chris Mburu, Harvard gruaduate and creator of the Hilde Back Foundation, which honors his benefactor.

“A Small Act”

Presented By American Friends Service Committee

HBO’s A Small Act—an extraordinary film that reveals just how powerful a gesture of kindness and generosity can be, and that an education is perhaps the  most generous gift of all.

Chris Mburu, UN Human Rights Lawyer

Chris Mburu

Chris Mburu, Harvard gruaduate and creator of the Hilde Back Foundation, which honors his benefactor.

A Small Act

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Students featured in HBO film "a small act"

kenya, education, youth, children

Students in Kenya featured in the HBO film "a small act"

 “A Small Act”

Presented By American Friends Service Committee & the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center

HBO’s A Small Act—an extraordinary film that reveals just how powerful a gesture of kindness and generosity can be, and that an education is perhaps the  most generous gift of all.

Students featured in HBO film "a small act"

kenya, education, youth, children

Students in Kenya featured in the HBO film "a small act"

Witnessing the reality behind the reports - Visit to Africa

The AFSC-Africa program was excited to host Arlene Kelly, Clerk of the Board of AFSC for 10 days. Her visit included time with the AFSC staff and partners in five countries and community members in areas where AFSC works. 

Friends in Kenya - group photo

Group photo of AFSC meeting with Quaker partners and organizations at Friends International Center in Nairobi.

Bridging the divide across borders: Peace Dialogue in Elwak

Scarcity of grazing land has led to conflicts among pastoralist communities living along both sides of the Kenya and Somalia border. In Elwak, Somalia livestock is the main source of livelihood for the residents and the same is true for neighboring communities living on the other side of the border in Kenya.  Unfortunately with limited space, violent conflict led to preventable deaths.

Mediation – Promoting Peace without Violence

“Mediation is one way of dealing with conflicts non-violently. On the spectrum of force to reconciliation – this is the ultimate goal of our continent. When we use force we suppress conflict, we do not resolve the conflict, in reality we are putting off the conflict for the future. Reconciliation is what we inspire to do. It is our vision; it is a mechanism for avoiding future conflicts.” These were words from John Katunga, a presenter during the Mediation DEP, and also a native from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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