Ban Ki-moon's Visit to Vienna to Highlights Austria's Seat of a Total of 37 International Organisations

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: April 29, 2016; 17:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

In the context of his visit to Vienna UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon met Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz for a working discussion at the Foreign Ministry. Talks focused on the challenges Austria and Europe are currently facing, especially in connection with the refugee crisis and the fight against radicalization and terrorism. A further topic addressed was the important role played by Austria as the seat and headquarters of a total of 37 international organisations.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz / Picture: © Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Vienna has successfully established itself as a hub for the promotion of peace, security and sustainable development and for the fight against crime, drug abuse and terrorism.

Another international focus pursued by organisations with headquarters in Vienna is on the field of disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

The Vienna-based international organisations…