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UNIS/MA/221
11 May 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to visit Austria

Photo and media opportunities on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 May 2018

VIENNA, 11 May (UN Information Service) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will visit Austria from 14 to 15 May 2018.

On Monday 14 May the Secretary-General will meet Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl.

The Secretary-General will visit the Vienna International Centre, where he will address the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The Secretary-General will also meet with the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna, Yury Fedotov, and heads of Vienna-based organizations and address staff.

On Tuesday 15 May the Secretary-General will deliver a keynote address during the R20 Austrian World Summit, an annual event on sustainable development organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California. During his remarks, he will reiterate his call for global action to confront climate change. The Secretary-General is also expected to have bilateral meetings with other senior leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

Media representatives are invited to attend the following events:

1. Photo opportunity with the Secretary-General and the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: 12.55 p.m. please arrive by 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Austrian Chancellery, Marmoreksalon, Chancellery

2. Joint press stakeout with the Secretary-General and the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: 2.15 p.m.
Venue: Austrian Chancellery, Grauer Ecksalon, Chancellery

3. Photo opportunity with the Secretary-General and the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: 2.35 p.m.
Venue: Hofburg, Ballhausplatz, 1010, Vienna

4. Joint press stakeout with the Secretary-General and the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: 3.10 p.m.
Venue: Hofburg, Ballhausplatz, 1010, Vienna

5. Photo opportunity with the Secretary-General and the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: 3.30 p.m., please arrive by 3 p.m.
Venue: Austrian Foreign Ministry, Minoritenplatz 8, 1010 Vienna

6. Photo opportunity for the arrival of the Secretary-General at the Vienna International Centre

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: 4.10 p.m., please arrive by 3.45 p.m.
Venue: Plaza, Vienna International Centre

7. Address to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: 4.15 p.m., please arrive by 4 p.m.
Venue: Plenary, M-Building, Vienna International Centre

8. Address to the R20 Austrian World Summit 2018

Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018
Time: 9.50 a.m., please arrive by 9 a.m.
Venue: Hofburg Palace, Vienna

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Accreditation for the media

Austrian Chancellery
For accreditation please contact the Bundespressedienst.

Austrian President's Office
For accreditation please contact the President's Office.

Austrian Foreign Ministry
For media accreditation for the photo opportunity at the Austrian Foreign Ministry, email: pk-anmeldungen@bmeia.gv.at . Please register by 11 a.m. on Monday 14 May 2018.  

Vienna International Centre
For media accreditation to the events at the Vienna International Centre (VIC): please register, including media representatives with yearly accreditation to the VIC. Please register by contacting press@unvienna.org.

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For further information about the visit of the Secretary-General to Austria please contact:

Martin Nesirky
Director, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5676
Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-5676
Email: martin.nesirky[at]unvienna.org

or

Anne Thomas
Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-5588
Email: anne.thomas[at]unvienna.org