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  • Teachers workshops at the United Nations in Vienna

    Teachers workshops at the United Nations in Vienna

    24/04/2024

    Teachers and educators play a crucial role to foster students’ understanding of human rights and sustainable development. More than 80 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

  • UNOOSA Director Aarti Holla-Maini

    There is a place for all in outer space: ‘It’s not just for the geeks and the nerds’

    12/04/2024

    Technological advances have transformed space exploration, making it more accessible but also more commercially driven, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Director Aarti Holla-Maini has been telling UN News, ahead of International Day of Human Space Flight.

  • Zero Project Conference 2024
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    Zero Project Conference 2024

    26/02/2024

    #ZeroCon24 - It's a wrap for one of the world’s largest meetings on disability inclusion at the United Nations in Vienna. Have a look at the highlights with Ghada Waly, Director-General of the UN Office at Vienna, Martin Essl, founder of Essl Foundation, and inspiring testimonies from awardees and participants.

    Watch the video / Photos of the opening & White Hands Chorus NIPPON.

  • The Zero Project Conference 2024

    The Zero Project Conference 2024

    12/02/2024

    #ZeroCon24 - one of the world’s largest gatherings for disability inclusion is taking place at the Vienna International Centre next week. Looking forward to another empowering session bringing innovators, experts and advocates together for a future without barriers. Watch the videoMore information

  • New tour guides join UN Vienna team
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    New tour guides join UN Vienna team

    08/02/2024

    Listening to a fairy tale from the booth of a UN interpreter, making fruit salad with cucumber, discharging a fire extinguisher – perhaps not what nine new Visitors Service tour guides were expecting during their induction programme at the UN in Vienna. Read more

  • We pledge never to forget: Holocaust Remembrance events
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    We pledge never to forget: Holocaust Remembrance events

    29/01/2024

    In 2024, the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on 27 January marks 79 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. This year, the United Nations is paying tribute to the bravery of all those who stood up to the Nazis, despite the grave risks.

  • Students from across Austria came together at United Nations in Vienna to discuss environmental migration

    Students from across Austria came together at United Nations in Vienna to discuss environmental migration

    19/01/2024

    During a two-day Model United Nations simulation conference, students from various universities across Austria came together at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to discuss different aspects of environmental migration to find common ground and come up with solutions. 

  • Shadowing Programme 2023 – inspiring the next generation of diplomats

    Shadowing Programme 2023 – inspiring the next generation of diplomats

    30/11/2023

    Approximately 130 students participated in this year’s Shadowing Programme to learn about the work of the United Nations and its career opportunities.

  • United Nations Day marked at Austria’s biggest shopping centre

    United Nations Day marked at Austria’s biggest shopping centre

    24/10/2023

    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.

  • Human Rights Fair Vienna+30

    Human Rights Fair Vienna+30

    21/06/2023

    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.

  • Long Night of Companies

    Long Night of Companies

    18/04/2023

    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. 

  • PH Wien Teachers Workshop

    PH Wien Teachers Workshop

    21/03/2023

    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.

  • Turning learning into an experience - Teachers workshop at the UN in Vienna
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    Turning learning into an experience - Teachers workshop at the UN in Vienna

    28/02/2023

    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.

  • Zero Project Conference 2023
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    Zero Project Conference 2023

    23/02/2023

    The UN in Vienna and the Essl Foundation celebrate a decade of partnership for disability inclusion. The Zero Project conference showcases innovative solutions for people with disabilities.

  • A Climate Hackathon at the UN in Vienna

    A Climate Hackathon at the UN in Vienna

    20/02/2023

    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.

  • Commemorative ceremony to remember the victims of the Holocaust
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    Commemorative ceremony to remember the victims of the Holocaust

    26/01/2023

    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. 

  • Model UN conference
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    Model UN conference

    20/01/2023

    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).

  • Countering misinformation and hate speech in the digital world

    Countering misinformation and hate speech in the digital world

    13/12/2022

    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.

  • Shoppers in Vienna find out more about the work of the United Nations

    Shoppers in Vienna find out more about the work of the United Nations

    21/10/2022

    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.

  • Primary school children join Danube Art Master

    Primary school children join Danube Art Master

    31/08/2022

    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.

  • First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    21/06/2022

    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.

  • Statement by the Secretary-General – on the passing of Yury Fedotov

    Statement by the Secretary-General – on the passing of Yury Fedotov

    17/06/2022

    "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

  • English teachers attend workshop at the UN in Vienna

    English teachers attend workshop at the UN in Vienna

    15/03/2022

    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.

  • International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
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    International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

    27/01/2022

    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.

  • COVID-19 Response

    COVID-19 Response

    19/11/2021

    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.

     

  • 40 Years of the Vienna International Centre

    40 Years of the Vienna International Centre

    23/08/2019

    The United Nations headquarters in Vienna is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, marking four decades of diplomacy in the heart of Europe.

     

  • UN Secretary-General receives warm welcome on visit to Vienna

    UN Secretary-General receives warm welcome on visit to Vienna

    15/05/2018

    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.

     

  • 35 Years of the Vienna International Centre

    35 Years of the Vienna International Centre

    23/08/2014

    The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the City of Vienna celebrate 35 Years of 'UNO City'.

     

  • 30 Years Vienna International Centre

    30 Years Vienna International Centre

    23/08/2009

    The Vienna International Centre (VIC), home to the United Nations family in Vienna and, along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi, one of four United Nations headquarters worldwide, marks its 30th anniversary in 2009.

     

  • 25 Years Vienna International Centre

    25 Years Vienna International Centre

    23/08/2004

    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the Vienna International Centre on 23 August 1979, the United Nations Information Service issued an information kit on the VIC and the Vienna-based Organizations.