For information only - not an official document

Vienna, 23 January 2019


The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna

invites you to a

Press Breakfast on priorities and key events for 2019 of the
Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies


Wednesday 30 January 2019 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


Gabriela Sellner
Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations (Vienna)


Alena Sirka-Bred
Chief Executive Office, European and International Affairs, City of Vienna

Welcoming remarks by:

Gerhard Pfanzelter
Board member of Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria)

Speakers include:

Fredrik Dahl
Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Kirstie Hansen
Officer in Charge, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Public Information

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

Sayaphol Sackda
Officer in Charge, Advocacy and Media Relations Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Various events are being held to mark the 40 th anniversary of the opening of the Vienna International Centre. Find out more about what is planned and also what other Vienna-based United Nations organizations will be doing this year. Representatives of some of the other international organizations based in Vienna 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 28 January 2019.

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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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