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    Vienna, 7 January 2020


    The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna
    invites media representatives to a

    Press Breakfast on priorities and key events for 2020 of the Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies


    Wednesday 15 January 2020 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:

    Kai Bethke
    Director of External Relations and Policy Research, Department of External Relations, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Fredrik Dahl
    Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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

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

    Highlights for 2020 from other Vienna-based United Nations organizations will also be publicized at the briefing, including from the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), 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 13 January 2020.

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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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