Press Releases

    27 September 2017

    Media Advisory

     United Nations

    International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East


    5 - 6 October 2017

    at the Vienna International Centre

    VIENNA, 27 September (UN Information Service) - The United Nations Department of Public Information will hold its annual International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, at the Vienna International Centre (Conference Room 3), in Vienna, from 5 to 6 October 2017. The event is being organized in cooperation with the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, with the support of the United Nations Information Service in Vienna.

    This year, discussions under the overall theme "The question of Palestine: media narratives and public perspectives" will focus on a range of topics related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the current trends and outlook for the future in the light of 50 years of occupation; the role of empathy as an alternative way for seeking peace; media narratives and public perceptions from the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives; and the conflict through the lens of international media.

    The two-day event will bring together journalists, diplomats, current and former policy-makers, academics, experts, and representatives of civil society from various parts of the world, including from Israel and Palestine. It will be opened by Alison Smale, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, and Gertraud Borea d'Olmo, Secretary General of the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, and feature a number of renowned personalities, including  Avraham Burg, former Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations in New York, among others.


    If you wish to participate, please register using this form:

    Kindly note that seating is limited. We welcome registrations by 29 September.

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    For further information, please contact:

     Katharina Goetze
    Associate Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4949
    Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-4949
    Email: katharina.goetze[at]