For groups of professionals or students in higher education who would like a more in-depth look at a particular aspect of the United Nations’ work, Visitors Service can organize a lecture programme combining a guided tour with a lecture by one of the Vienna-based organizations, subject to availability. 

Lecture on the role of the United Nations in international affairs
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Public Programmes

For groups of 10-125 people

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Private Programmes

For groups of 20-125 people


The request is free of charge. Payment will only be due after the booking request is confirmed. 


A lecture programme consists of a guided tour plus 1-2 thematic lectures held on the same day. The Visitors Service will coordinate your request with speakers from the international organizations based at the Vienna International Centre. 

Lecture Topics

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

a) Overview of CTBTO's work
b) Nuclear testing, non-proliferation and disarmament
c) Verification science

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

a) Overview of the IAEA's work
b) Special topic

[Nuclear technology for development; nuclear safety; nuclear energy; nuclear security; nuclear verification and non-proliferation]

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

a) International trade law

NB - for law students only

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

a) Overview of UN Environment's work
b) Special topic

[Carpathian Convention and Sustainable Mountain Development; Cooperation in South East Europe]

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

a) Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

United Nations Information Service (UNIS)

a) The role of the UN in international affairs
b) The Sustainable Development Goals
c) Peacekeeping

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

a) Disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

a) Overview of the UN's work on drugs and crime
b) Special topic

[Sustainable development and the rule of law; wildlife and forest crime; illicit drugs; corruption; counter-terrorism; money laundering, terrorism financing and illicit financial flows; trafficking in human beings; migrant smuggling; transnational organized crime; criminal justice and prison reform]

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

a) Outer space applications for sustainable development
b) Treaties governing outer space

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

a) Understanding exposure to radiation from multiple sources - accidents, medical, natural and manmade 


The UN Family in Vienna and the SDGs

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