GOAL OF THE MONTH

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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set a new universal standard for development which aims to ensure that no one is left behind.

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  • New non-permanent members of the Security Council
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    New non-permanent members of the Security Council

    17/01/2024

    Maintaining international peace and security is the primary role of the Security Council. On 2 January 2024, Slovenia joined the Security Council for a two-year term as a non-permanent member, along with Algeria, Guyana, the Republic of Korea and Sierra Leone. Watch our video to find out how the Security Council works.

  • Climate Dictionary

    Climate Dictionary

    26/03/2024

    Climate change is the defining issue of our times. Every day, more and more people are getting involved in climate action.

    That’s why the United Nations Development Programme prepared this resource of climate change terms and concepts. If you’re struggling to keep up with the climate conversation, the Climate Dictionary is for you.

  • Ciné-ONU Vienna: “Nuclear Armageddon: How close are we?”
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    Ciné-ONU Vienna: “Nuclear Armageddon: How close are we?”

    25/03/2024

    To mark the International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness the March-edition of Cine-ONU Vienna screened the BBC production “Nuclear Armageddon: How close are we?” in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Vienna. In this documentary, British journalist Jane Corbin puts the spotlight on the threat of a nuclear escalation by talking to a range of experts and activists.

  • Teachers workshops at the United Nations in Vienna

    Teachers workshops at the United Nations in Vienna

    21/03/2024

    Teachers and educators play a crucial role to foster students’ understanding of human rights and sustainable development. More than 60 teachers from Vienna, Burgenland and Lower Austria recently came to the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to take part in a series of teachers workshops to learn more about teaching resources and offers for school classes to engage their students with these topics

  • Commission on Narcotic Drugs holds high-level session to review progress on addressing world drug problem amid a surge in drug use disorders and record supply levels of cocaine and synthetic drugs

    Commission on Narcotic Drugs holds high-level session to review progress on addressing world drug problem amid a surge in drug use disorders and record supply levels of cocaine and synthetic drugs

    14/03/2024

    The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the UN’s main policy-making body on drugs, opens today in Vienna to review progress made in addressing the world drug problem and how to accelerate implementation of international commitments.  

ABOUT THE UN INFORMATION SERVICE IN VIENNA

UNIS Vienna promotes the work of the United Nations family based in Vienna through the media, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and public outreach work.

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The Visitors Service offers guided tours of the UN in Vienna Monday-Friday.

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More on the UN's response to the war in Ukraine

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45th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre (VIC)

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Learn more about the Sustainable Development Agenda

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How the UN system is being reformed

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Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals