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    Vienna, 14 January 2016


    The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna

    invites you to a

    Press Breakfast on 2016 priorities and key events of the

    Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies


    Thursday 21 January 2016 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:

    David Dadge
    Spokesperson, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

    Fredrik Dahl
    Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

    Mikhail Evstafyev
    Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    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 2016 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 Monday 18 January 2016.

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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]