Shoppers and visitors explored an exhibition and a new lounge dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals at Westfield Shopping City Süd and participated in various activities related to the work of the United Nations in Vienna and around the world.
The Shadowing Programme takes place to help mark United Nations Day (24 October) and offer students the opportunity to have a one-hour virtual encounter with a UN staff member, join a virtual guided tour through the Vienna International Centre (VIC) and a virtual career workshop. The call for applications will be open from 29 September until 8 October 2023. More information
The United Nations family in Vienna joined the Austrian Foreign Ministry and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to mark the 30th anniversary of the World Conference on Human Rights and the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Around fourty English- and German speaking students and young graduates attended the Long Night of Companies, a career event organized by UNIPORT, the Career Service of the University of Vienna.
United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the University College for Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschule PH Wien) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Austria, welcomed 20 English teachers for a workshop on teaching the SDG and Human Rights.
As part of the two-day event "Making the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) tangible - Conflicts over resources on land", 27 teachers from Vienna and other federal states visited the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna.
From 19 – 20 February 2023, an international policy hackathon on Climate Justice took place at the Vienna International Centre, organized by the Austrian Non-Governmental Organization, Südwind, in co-operation with UNIS Vienna.
The ceremony at the UN in Vienna for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust marks 78 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
For the first time since the pandemic, 123 students of the University of Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU Wien), convened in-person at the UN Headquarters in Vienna to simulate the Committee on Sustainable Energy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Interactive workshops were offered by the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna in cooperation with Austrian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) ZARA Training to teach teachers more about on how to sensitize and engage young people to help stop the spread of false information in the digital world and tackle discrimination and hate speech.
The UN family in Vienna celebrated this year’s United Nations Day (24 October) with an exhibition about how they are contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the “Westfield Donau Zentrum”, the biggest inner-city shopping centre in Vienna.
Around sixty children in Vienna and Bratislava joined a series of Danube Art Masters workshops on the banks of the River Danube not far from their schools, aimed at creatively encouraging children to care about and protect our rivers and oceans.
By resolution 71/258, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2017 a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.
"Throughout his tenure, Mr. Fedotov demonstrated great skill and sensitivity in helping Member States overcome differences and chart a path of shared progress on some of the most complex issues on the international agenda." — António Guterres
As people flee the war Ukraine in their millions, the role of human rights and sustainable development in education looms larger than ever. Against this backdrop, the United Nations in Vienna welcomed English teachers on 15 March for a special workshop.
The Ciné-ONU Vienna and Budapest virtual screenings of the documentaries “Box for Life” and “The Last Survivors” screened on 24th and 27th January to mark the day echo this message.
The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis; it is an economic crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a security crisis, and a human rights crisis. This crisis has highlighted severe fragilities and inequalities within and among nations. Coming out of this crisis will require a whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach driven by compassion and solidarity.
The United Nations headquarters in Vienna is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, marking four decades of diplomacy in the heart of Europe.
On his first official visit to Austria, UN Secretary-General António Guterres met the President, Chancellor and Foreign Minister as well as staff working at UN Headquarters in Vienna.