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    11 October 2021


    The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna

    invites you to a

    Hybrid Briefing on ‘Our Common Agenda’ and the Secretary-General’s vision and strategic priorities

    by Volker Türk

    UN Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General


    Thursday 14 October 2021 at 2.30 p.m.

    In person in Room G0545, Vienna International Centre or online

    UN Assistant Secretary-General Volker Türk, chief strategist in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General and the Secretary-General’s appointed lead for Our Common Agenda, will be briefing on the Secretary-General’s vision and strategic priorities for the future of multilateral governance, as set out in Our Common Agenda.  The report addresses fundamental questions and challenges that humanity today is faced with, and offers concrete recommendations for the way forward towards a greener, more equitable and sustainable future.


    All media representatives who wish to attend in person need to register for the event by contacting by COB on Tuesday 12th October 2021.

    Media representatives who want to join the briefing virtually can do so via this link:

    Important information about the COVID-19 measures in place at the Vienna International Centre:

    Participants are required to comply with the low epidemiological risk criteria in line with the Host Country legislation and the recommendations of the VIC Medial Service.

    By swiping their badge on entry to the VIC, participants declare that they fulfil the criteria below and confirm that they possess valid documentation meeting one or more of these criteria and can provide the documentation to the meeting organizers or VIC Medical Service, if required:

    • Have proof of a full vaccination not older than 360 days and valid from the date of second vaccination, or proof of full vaccination with a vaccine that does not require a booster shot (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) not older than 360 days and valid from the 22nd day after vaccination; or proof of one vaccination dose not older than 360 days following a positive PCR test or positive antibodies test; or
    • Have a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 illness not older than 180 days, or proof of positive COVID-19 antibody test (with a result of 15 BAU or above) not older than 90 days.
    • Have proof of a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours or a Rapid Antigen Test not older than 24 hours.

    FFP2 masks are mandatory in all areas at the VIC where masks are required. These include meeting rooms, security entrance and exit gates and all other common spaces in the VIC.

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    For further information please contact:

    Martin Nesirky
    Director, UN Information Service (Vienna)
    Telephone: (+43 1) 26060-5676
    Email: martin.nesirky[at]