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Vienna, 17 January 2018


The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna

invites you to a

Press Breakfast on priorities and key events for 2018 of the Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies


Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 11 a.m.

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 2018 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 Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Vienna Office, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 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 Vienna. Representatives of some of these organizations will be present and there will be a chance to speak to them one-to-one at the press breakfast.

 Please register for the breakfast by writing to by Monday 22 January 2018.

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For further information please contact:

Anne Thomas
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
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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