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UNIS/MA/303
6 May 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to visit Austria

Photo and media opportunities on Wednesday 11 May 2022

VIENNA, 6 May (UN Information Service) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will visit Austria from 10 to 13 May 2022.

On Wednesday 11 May, the Secretary-General will meet Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Chancellor Karl Nehammer, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg and the President of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka.

The Secretary-General will also meet the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Ghada Waly, and heads of other Vienna-based UN organizations. At the Vienna International Centre, the Secretary-General will address UN personnel.

On Wednesday 11 May the Secretary-General and the Austrian President will jointly visit students at the Vienna Technical University to discuss renewable energy and the energy transition.

On 12 and 13 May the Secretary-General will bring together the UN system leadership for the spring 2022 session of the Chief Executives Board, to be hosted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  

Media representatives are invited to attend the following events:

1. Photo opportunity with the Secretary-General and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time: 10 a.m., please arrive by 9.40 a.m.
Venue: Hofburg, Ballhausplatz, 1010, Vienna

2. Joint press stakeout with the Secretary-General and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time: 11.15 a.m., please arrive by 11 a.m.
Venue: Hofburg, Ballhausplatz, 1010, Vienna

3. Joint encounter with the Secretary-General, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and students at the Vienna Technical University

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time: 12.20 p.m., please arrive by 12 noon
Venue: 'Plus-Energie-Bürohochhaus' (Plus-Energy Office High-Rise Building), Vienna Technical University, Getreidemarkt campus, 1040, Vienna

4. Photo opportunity with the Secretary-General and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time: 1.30 p.m., please arrive by 1.10 p.m.
Venue: Austrian Chancellery

5. Joint press stakeout with the Secretary-General and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time: 2.30 p.m., please arrive by 2.10 p.m.
Venue: Austrian Chancellery

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Accreditation for the media

Participation in the media events is only possible with separate accreditation from www.bundeskanzleramt.gv.at/akkreditierung

The 2G+ rule (valid proof of vaccination or proof of recovery AND negative PCR test) and the wearing of an FFP2 mask apply to participation in the media events in the Presidential Office and in the Vienna Technical University.

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For further information about the visit of the Secretary-General to Austria please contact:

Martin Nesirky
Director, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5676
Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-5676
Email: martin.nesirky[at]un.org

or

Anne Thomas
Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-5588
Email: anne.thomas[at]un.org