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    8 October 2015


    Media Representatives are invited to attend the

    Flag-Raising Ceremony for the State of Palestine

    Monday,12 October 2015, at 15:00

    The Vienna International Centre Plaza

     Speakers include:

    Yury Fedotov

    Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna

    Riad Al-Malki

    Minister of Foreign Affairs for the State of Palestine


    The flag of the State of Palestine is being raised at the United Nations Office at Vienna, following the adoption of a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly.

    On 10 September 2015, the General Assembly decided that the flags of non-member observer States maintaining permanent observer missions at Headquarters shall be raised at Headquarters and United Nations offices following the flags of the Members States of the Organization.

    Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not accredited to the VIC should write to before Friday, 9 October, 17:00.

    Photo identification will be required for entry.

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    For more information please contact:

    Katharina Goetze
    Associate Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4949
    Email: katharina.goetze[at]