On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all.

On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all. The 45th session of the Human Rights Council began on 14 September and lasts until 7 October 2020. The Human … Read more…

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The Time is Now: Re-commit to Peace

A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020 Monday 21st of September marks International Day of Peace in 2020. This year, FWCC, along with QUNO, along with over 170 peacebuilding organizations have signed a shared statement which calls on governments to continue to take the following steps:   Mainstream peace in the response … Read more…

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Changing the world from the top down: reflections from QUNO New York

Andrew Tomlinson Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), New York. July 2020. In the midst of the global crises of 2020, the events of 1945 seem long ago and far away. Yet, that year, 75 years ago, saw the final cataclysmic actions in the most destructive conflict the world has known, including the liberation of the … Read more…

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Statement to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice – 27th Session, May 2018

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers) support the expanded use of restorative methods within criminal justice systems. We applaud the work of the expert group and welcome their report. Whereas traditional criminal justice responds by punishing offences against the law, restorative justice seeks ways to repair the harm caused. Criminal behaviour almost always comprises … Read more…

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