UNWG International Festival - Charity Bazaar 2020 at the Austria Center Vienna

More+Events ♦ Published: February 4, 2020; 12:03 ♦ (Vindobona)

Once again this year, 20,000 visitors from all nations are expected at the 52nd Bazaar of the United Nations Womens Guild Vienna (UNWG) at the Austria Center Vienna. With the sale of culinary delicacies, products and handicrafts from over 80 countries, the UNWG collects money for needy children. The proceeds will again be donated to charitable organizations.

The International Festival - Charity Bazaar at the Austria Center Vienna: The UNWG United Nations Women's Guild collects donations for children. / Picture: © UNWG United Nations Womens Guild Vienna

The exhibition halls of the Austria Center Vienna are transformed into Vienna's largest international bazaar on the first weekend of December.

The UNWG organizes the annual International Festival Bazaar for the public with free admission for the day.

There are gift items for sale from around the world, special food and drink offered by kitchens from 80 countries.

There are also international cultural performances for the family.

In 2020, the market will take place for the 52nd time, with up to 20,000 visitors expected.

The Austria Center Vienna is donating the location for a good cause.

For Dr. Susanne Baumann-Söllner, who as a member of the IAKW-AG Board of Directors not only manages the Austria Center Vienna but is also responsible for the maintenance of the Vienna International Centre, the annual bazaar is a sign of the bond between the two institutions: "As the building manager of the UN Headquarters, we are delighted to be able to play our part in this event. The United Nations Women's Guild as part of the UN and we as IAKW-AG both have the goal of welcoming people from all parts of the world and connecting them through successful events".

The chairwoman of the UNWG Bazaar is also enthusiastic about the cooperation: "As a charitable organization, we are pleased that the Austria Center Vienna supports the Charity Bazaar by making the premises available. The easy accessibility of the building is a great advantage for us, but also the cooperation with the local staff was and is - as in previous years - smooth. IAKW-AG has thus made an important contribution to our success. This means that we can once again support needy children this year".

Some members of the Charity Review Committee

Picture: Some members of the Charity Review Committee 2019: (From left) Natalia Kuzmanenko (Ukraine), Sandya Perera (Sri Lanka), Yvonne Hammal (Palestine), Shreela Shrestha (Nepal/Australia), Gill Spina (UK), Karissa Laughter (USA), Faten Qubain Ifram (Jordan), Patricia Esperon (Argentina), Kalpana Dash (Belgium/India), Linda Pek (USA), Farideh Azodi Ghajar (Iran), Xin Ke (China), Kayo Nkano (Japan). (Copyright: UNWG United Nations Women's Guild Vienna)

Also the City of Vienna supports the international Festival Bazaar of the United Nations Women's Guild at the VIC, which is a fund-raising event for different children's charities around the globe.

Event: UNWG International Festival - Charity Bazaar 2020
Location: Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria
Date: The date for 2020 has not yet been announced. The event is expected to take place between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on a Saturday (28 November 2020, 5 December 2020 or 12 December 2020).
Website: https://unwg.unvienna.org/german/index_de.html

How to reach the Austria Center Vienna?

The Austria Center Vienna is located in Vienna's Donaustadt area across the Danube, right next to the VIC, just seven minutes from the city centre by U-Bahn.

The street address is Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria, with the Entrance located right next to the "Kaisermühlen/Vienna International Centre" U-Bahn stop.

By Underground/Subway
From Vienna city centre, take the red U1 “U-Bahn” underground/subway line in the direction Leopoldau. Get off at the stop "Kaisermühlen/Vienna International Centre". Exit at the front of the train and proceed to the ACV entrance at Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna directly next to the station.

By Bus
Buses may stop in the side street of Wagramer Straße 5.

By Car
Limited private car parking is available for a fee at the Austria Centre Vienna.