For information only – not an official document

26 January 2022


The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna in cooperation with the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria)

invites media representatives to a

Virtual Press Briefing on priorities and key events for 2022 of the Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies


Thursday 3 February 2022 at 11 a.m.

Welcoming remarks by:
Michael F. Pfeifer,
Secretary General, Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-AUSTRIA) and President, Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (AFA)

Introductory remarks by:
Martin Nesirky
Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna

Speakers include:
Kai Bethke
Director 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 2022 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.

Please register for the virtual press briefing by writing to press.vienna[at] by COB Tuesday 1 February 2022.

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For further information please contact:

Anne Thomas
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
Email: anne.thomas[at]

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