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    13 January 2015


    The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna
    invites you to a
    Press Breakfast on 2015 priorities and key events of the
    Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies

    Tuesday 20 January 2015 at 11:00
    at the
    Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria)
    Hofburg/Stallburg, Reitschulgasse 2/2 (first floor), 1010 Vienna

     Introductory remarks by:
    Martin Nesirky
    Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna
    Welcoming remarks by:
    Gerhard Pfanzelter
    Board member of Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria)
    Speakers include:
    Mikhail Evstafyev
    Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    Serge Gas
    Director and Acting Head of the Media Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    Alun Jones
    Chief of Communication and Advocacy Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    Gill Tudor
    Chief of Communications and Outreach, Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL)
    Elisabeth Wächter
    Chief of Public Information, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

    Information on 2015 highlights from other Vienna-based United Nations organizations will also be available at the briefing, including from the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Vienna, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and the Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention - United Nations Environment Programme Vienna (UNEP-ISCC). Representatives of some of these organizations will be present.

    Please register for the breakfast by writing to by Friday 16 January 2015.

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    For further information please contact:

    Reka Furtos
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
    Email: reka.furtos[at]


    Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
    News and Media Liaison Unit, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3342
    Email: press[at]