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    Vienna, 23 January 2017


    The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna

    invites you to a

    Press Breakfast on priorities and key events for 2017 of the

    Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies


    Wednesday 1 February 2017 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:

    Daria Brankin
    Associate Communications Officer, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

    Fredrik Dahl
    Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

    Brian Hansford
    Chief, Advocacy Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

    Jason Slater
    Chief, Corporate Communications and Media Relations Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Elisabeth Wächter
    Chief of Public Information, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

    Highlights for 2017 from other Vienna-based United Nations organizations will also be publicized at the briefing, including from 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 Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention - UN Environment (UNEP)

    (UNEP Vienna - SCC). Representatives of some of these organizations will be present.

    Please register for the breakfast by writing to by Monday 30 January 2017.

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    For further information please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]


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

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