The Quaker United Nations Office, located in Geneva and New York, represents Quakers through Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC).
QUNO works in close partnership with UN diplomats and officials to increase global commitment to the UN’s role as a promoter of lasting peace. We know that the United Nations will only fulfill that role when its peace initiatives truly respond to community needs. Quakers working at the UN have long believed that providing quiet spaces, away from formal UN meeting rooms, allows uniquely important and constructive conversations to take place. In our work, we use Quaker House as a setting to bring a diversity of concerns, views, and perspectives to UN decision makers. This allows UN officials and diplomats to receive information they might not otherwise have, enabling them to forge new and creative solutions.
You can learn more on QUNO’s website, www.quno.org