Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)
Nelson Mandela was a singular figure on the global stage -- a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement, a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration.
Let us continue each day to be inspired by his lifelong example and his call to never cease working for a better and more just world.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Young. Global. Active.
On this year's International Volunteer Day (5 December) we pay special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers to global peace and sustainable human development. The purpose of this celebration is not only to promote initiatives and contributions, but also to share ideas and experience. Everyone is invited to join in. More...
United Nations at Vienna - a city within a city
Vienna International Centre (VIC) is one of the four headquarters of the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi. UNIS Visitors Service offers the opportunity of a first-hand look at the fields of focus of the United Nations. A range of different tours and activities for everyone are waiting to be explored. Watch this video in order to get a first glimpse of the work the UN does.
International Year of Family Farming 2014
The UN General Assembly declared 2014 to be the "International Year of Family Farming". The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and United Nations, together with their partners will highlight family farming's important socio-economic, environmental and cultural role at various events during this year. More...
For the latest photos, videos, audio as well as press releases and media events, visit the Media Room.
The United Nations in Vienna offers you a unique opportunity to get an insight into global policy making. We are the world centre for issues such as nuclear explosions, hi-tech satellites and international crime prevention and you can be a part of it.
We also offer group lectures and tours on specialized topics and for children.