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UNIS/VIC/319
3 February 2021

Visit the United Nations in Vienna without leaving home

Online booking for virtual tours now available

VIENNA, 3 February (United Nations Information Service) –The Visitors Service of the United Nations Information Service in Vienna is offering a new way to visit the Vienna International Centre (VIC), one of the four global UN headquarters – virtual guided tours.

The Visitors Service has developed a successful interactive format using videoconferencing and tour guide-hosted videos that is suitable for groups of school children from six to18 years old, student groups or groups of other interested adults. Virtual tours last one hour and provide an introduction to the work of the United Nations and its Vienna-based organizations, as well as a sneak peek inside the VIC, known locally as “UNO City”. Group tours for adults and children can be booked in more than a dozen languages, including German. Teachers are welcome to contact the Visitors Service to participate in free demo virtual tours this month. Virtual guided tours of the UN in Vienna for groups can now be booked online.

Beginning on 11 February 2021, interested individuals will also be able to join a virtual guided tour of the UN in Vienna. Virtual tours for individuals will be offered regularly in German and English, last one hour and can be booked online. Complete information on tour content, tour times, booking and ticket costs are available at http://www.unvienna.org/visit.

On-site guided tours of the VIC were temporarily suspended as a COVID-19 prevention measure in March 2020 and remain suspended until further notice. During a normal year more than 50,000 people visit the VIC on a guided tour. Two-thirds of those visitors are young people, for whom the Visitors Service offers special programmes including interactive tours on the Sustainable Development Goals for school groups and lecture programmes for student groups.

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The United Nations in Vienna, one of the four headquarters of the United Nations along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi, is home to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Office on Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and more.

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For further information please contact:

UNIS Vienna Visitors Service
Telephone for tour inquiries: (+43-1) 26060 3328
Email:  tours.vienna[at]un.org

Media inquiries on tours: Kleinert[at]un.org

Website: http://www.unvienna.org/visit
VIC Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisvienna/albums/72157625177874721