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New Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bhutan Presents Credentials

Tenzin Rondel Wangchuk, the new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), presented his credentials to the Director-General of the UNOV, Ghada Waly. Read about Ambassador Wanghchuk and his discussion with Director-General Waly.

November 24, 2021

New Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador Presents Credentials

The new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the International Organizations in Vienna, Mireya del Carmen Muñoz Mera, presented her credentials to the heads of the UNOV, IAEA, UNIDO, and the CTBTO. Learn more about the new permanent representative.

November 24, 2021

State of Qatar Reviews Cooperation with UNODC

The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Ghada Waly, met with a Qatari delegation, including the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UNODC, Sultan Salmeen Al-Mansouri, to discuss further cooperation between Qatar and the UNODC. Read what the Qatari delegation conveyed to the executive director.

November 18, 2021

VIC: Austria’s Foreign Minister Linhart Met with Li Yong and Ghada Waly

UNOV Director-General Ghada Waly and UNIDO Director-General Li Yong hosted Foreign Minister Linhart for a visit at the United Nations Office at Vienna ahead of UN Day. Read what was discussed and watch a video from Linhart's visit.

November 15, 2021

New Permanent Representative of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (Vienna), Troy Lulashnyk, presented his credentials to IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi at the Agency headquarters in Vienna and to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

September 28, 2021

UN Vienna: Gulf Cooperation Council Appoints New Permanent Observer

The new Permanent Observer for the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf, the Saudi Arabian Ali Abdulla Ebrahim Ali Aljawder, presented his credentials to the UN in Vienna.

September 24, 2021

Meet the New Permanent Representative of Malaysia

The new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the International Organizations in Vienna, Mr. Ikram bin Mohd Ibrahim, presented his credentials to the various heads of the international organizations in Vienna. Learn more about Mr. Mohd Ibrahim and his career before becoming the permanent representative.

September 24, 2021

Meet the New Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the International Organizations in Vienna

The new Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe, Stuart Harold Comberbach, presented his credentials to IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

September 22, 2021

New Permanent Representative of Lithuania Presents Credentials to International Organizations in Vienna

The new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the International Organizations in Vienna, H.E. Mr. Vaidotas Verba, presented his credentials to the heads of the United Nations Office Vienna (UNOV), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Learn more about Ambassador Verba.

September 20, 2021 · Updated: September 20, 2021; 17:01

New Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan Presents Credentials

The new Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Austria, H.E. Mr. Rovshan Sadigbayli, presented his credentials to the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen. He is also the Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the International Organizations in Vienna. Learn more about the new ambassador.

September 17, 2021

Meet the New Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic

The new Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Austria, H.E. Mr. Tolendy Makeyev, presented his credentials to the Federal President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen. Ambassador Makeyev is also the Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the International Organizations in Vienna. Learn more about him.

September 17, 2021

Opening of the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting 2021 in Vienna

The IAEA Board of Governors met physically this week under the chairmanship of Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in the Plenary Hall of the M-Building at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), and discussed the topics listed below.

September 17, 2021

Meet the New Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Austria

The new Ambassador of Sweden to Austria, H.E. Ms. Annika Markovic, presented her credentials to Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen. Ambassador Markovic is also the Ambassador of Sweden to Slovakia and the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the International Organizations in Vienna. Learn more about her.

September 16, 2021

Ambassador of New Zealand Presents Credentials to International Organizations in Vienna

Mr. Brian Hewson, the Ambassador of New Zealand to Austria, presented his credentials to the international organizations in Vienna, making him the new Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the International Organizations in Vienna. Read about his background and what New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said about his appointment.

September 14, 2021

United Nations to Launch New Cross-Border Anti-Corruption Network in Vienna

The United Nations is launching a new anti-corruption network in Vienna known as the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network). Under the auspices of the UNODC, the GlobE Network aims to increase cross-border cooperation in combating corruption.

August 19, 2021

New Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations Office at Vienna Presents her Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ms. Belén Constanza Sapag Muñoz de la Peña, presented her credentials to the Director-General of the UNOV, Ms. Ghada Waly. Learn more about her background.

August 11, 2021

Meet the New Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations Office at Vienna

The new Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mr. Radomír Boháč, presented his credentials to the Director-General of the UNOV, Ms. Ghada Waly.

August 10, 2021

New Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents her Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mrs. Usha Dwarka-Canabady, presented her credentials to the Director-General of the UNOV, Ms. Ghada Waly.

August 10, 2021

Permanent Representative of Germany to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents his Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mr. Götz Schmidt-Bremme, presented his credentials to the Director-General of the UNOV, Ms. Ghada Waly.

August 10, 2021

CTBTO Has a New Executive Secretary

Australian scientist Dr. Robert Floyd became the new Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) after signing an appointment letter at the CTBTO headquarters in Vienna. Learn more about him.

August 5, 2021

New Ambassador of Niger to Austria Presents Credentials

The new Ambassador of Niger to Austria, Mr. Laouali Labo, presented his credentials to the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen. Learn more about him.

July 21, 2021

Vietnamese Ambassador Presents Credentials to International Organizations in Vienna

The new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Vietnam, Nguyen Trung Kien, presented his credentials to IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly. On July 5, 2021, he also presented Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen with his credentials.

July 14, 2021 · Updated: July 21, 2021; 13:00

Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents her Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations (Vienna), Laura Virginia Faxas de Jorgensen, presented her credentials to the Director-General of UNOV, Ms. Ghada Waly.

June 18, 2021 · Updated: July 21, 2021; 12:00

New Ambassador of Panama to Austria Presents Credentials

The new Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the Republic of Austria, Mr. Dario Ernesto Chiru Ochoa, presented his credentials to the Federal President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen. Learn more about his background.

July 19, 2021

Meet the New Ambassador of Nicaragua to Austria

The new Ambassador of Nicaragua to Austria, Sabra Amari Murillo Centeno, presented her credentials to Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen. Learn more about her.

July 16, 2021

New Ambassador of Nigeria to Austria Presents his Credentials

The new Ambassador of Nigeria to Austria and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations (Vienna), Mr. Suleiman Dauda Umar, presented his credentials to the Federal President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen. Learn more about him.

July 15, 2021

Meet the Ambassador of Pakistan to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Austria, Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khokher, presented his credentials to the Federal President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen. Learn more about him.

July 9, 2021

Permanent Observer of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents her Credentials

The new Permanent Observer of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to the International Organizations in Vienna, Dr. Brigitte Brenner, presented her credentials to the Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Dennis Thatchaichawalit. Learn more about her background.

June 30, 2021

Permanent Representative of Syria to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents his Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations (Vienna), Hasan Khaddour, presented his credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

June 18, 2021

Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents his Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations (Vienna), Suleiman Dauda Umar, presented his credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

June 18, 2021

Weekly Briefing: Is the Pandemic Really Over?

In a meeting with his Italian counterpart, Austrian Federal President Van der Bellen stated that the "pandemic as we have experienced it can be considered overcome." Is this the case? Find out more about this week's developments.

June 10, 2021

What's the Buzz at the UN Headquarters in Vienna?

Now, when strolling around the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, you might be intrigued by a buzzing sound coming from the grounds of the Vienna International Center. But what is it and why is it there? Find out more below.

June 7, 2021

Meet the New Permanent Representative of Iceland to Austria and to the International Organizations in Vienna

The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations (Vienna), Ms. Kristín A. Árnadóttir, presented her credentials to some of the international organizations in Vienna.

May 21, 2021

Meet the New Permanent Representative of Panama to Austria and to the International Organizations in Vienna

The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations (Vienna), H.E. Mr. Dario Ernesto Chiru Ochoa, presented his credentials to some of the international organizations in Vienna.

May 10, 2021

International Day of Multilateralism: Schallenberg Demands Multilateral Cooperation

On the occasion of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, Austria's Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg advocates for increased cooperation and implementation of disarmament commitments. He emphasizes that "multilateralism is the basis for sustainable peace."

April 26, 2021

Manizha Bakhtari, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan Presents Credentials

The new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Afghanistan to Austria, Manizha Bakhtari, presented her Letters of Credence. She was the former Afghan ambassador to the Nordic Countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland), and previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

March 15, 2021

Waly and Raab: Cooperation in Protection of Women

Ghada Waly, UNODC head and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna, met with Susanne Raab, Austria's Minister for Women's Affairs, to discuss the protection of women from violence and the concrete measures taken by the UNODC and Austria's government in this issue.

March 8, 2021

Meet the New Permanent Representative of Argentina to Austria and to the International Organizations in Vienna

H.E. Mr. Gustavo Eduardo Ainchil, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the Republic of Austria, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia and to the International Organizations in Vienna, presented his credentials.

February 24, 2021

Vienna International Center Provides Heating for Viennese Households

With a new energy recycling plant, the Vienna International Center's (VIC) air conditioning system can now provide heat for around 2,400 households in the near proximity. Waste heat of the VIC's cooling system will flow into the district heating system, which can save around 3,400 tons of CO2 each year.

February 23, 2021 · Updated: February 23, 2021; 14:55

Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents her Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations (Vienna), Sabra Amari Murillo Centeno, presented her credentials to some of the international organizations in Vienna.

February 22, 2021

United Nations in Vienna Offer Virtual Tour

The United Nations in Vienna offer an insight into the work at the Vienna International City (VIC). Due to Covid-19, regular tours have been suspended since March 2020, which is why the Visitor Service of the UN headquarters in Vienna is now offering an adequate substitution for the regular tours.

February 5, 2021

Guterres and Van der Bellen Demand Vaccines for Poor Countries

In a telephone conference UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Austria's Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen discussed the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and the importance of multilateralism in combating global challenges. Van der Bellen also mentioned Austria's support for the efforts of the United Nations.

February 3, 2021

Impact of Internationals in Austria Remains Huge

According to recent numbers, Austria's official residence secures more almost 19,000 jobs and has an economic impact of EUR 1.35 billion gross value added. This is a significant increase from 2018 although Covid-19 has turned diplomatic relations and encounters into a virtual setting.

December 29, 2020

65th Anniversary of Austria's UN Membership

On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Austria's UN membership, Foreign Minister Schallenberg underlines the importance of the cooperation between the member countries, especially in times like these. He stresses that Austria will continue to do everything in its power to maintain and enhance the functioning international cooperation.

December 15, 2020

75 Years of United Nations: UN Flags Illumination on Schwarzenbergplatz

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the Hochstrahlbrunnen on the Schwarzenbergplatz in Vienna will be illuminated with the flags of the UN's member countries. Director General of the United Nations Office in Vienna, Ghada Waly, and Mayor Michael Ludwig will start the illumination.

October 22, 2020

Canadian Foreign Minister Visits Austria

The Canadian Foreign Minister Champagne visited Austria to conduct meetings with UN Organizations as well as with Chancellor Kurz and Foreign Minister Schallenberg. The topics on the agenda were the CETA agreement, the Covid-19 pandemic and current foreign trouble spots.

October 15, 2020

75th Anniversary of the UN: Schallenberg Addresses Member Countries

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations is used as a year of reflection for the UN member countries. Nevertheless, current topics and outlooks into the future are dominating the General Assembly at which Austria's Foreign Minister Schallenberg also delivered his virtual speech.

September 28, 2020

Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) Presents his Credentials

Abat Fayzullaev, the new Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), presented his credentials to the Director-General of UNOV, Ms. Ghada Waly.

September 25, 2020

Video Message by Kurz on the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

Federal Chancellor Kurz has submitted a video message to the United Nations in which he emphasized Austria's commitment to international cooperation. He also praised UN's achievements, such as the human rights system and the Agenda 2030.

September 22, 2020

Permanent Representative of Latvia to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents Credentials

The new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the United Nations, the OSCE and other International Organizations, Katrīna Kaktiņa presented her credentials to the Director-General of the UN Office in Vienna (UNOV) and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

September 18, 2020