Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." Eleanor Roosevelt, who chaired the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafting committee.
International Anti-Corruption Day
"Corruption has a catastrophic impact on societies," says Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov in his message, "This crime haunts successive generations impacting on countless numbers of people." No country or region is immune. You can take action too.
Vienna and the New Urban Agenda
Vienna has topped the list of the world's most liveable cities for eight years in a row. As a growing city it faces many of the same challenges as other urban environments such as affordable housing, transport networks and integration of migrants. Watch our short film about how Vienna is trying to make the UN's New Urban Agenda a reality for people living in the city. More...
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) will organize a 3-day MUN Workshop at the UN Office at Vienna, Austria from 11-13 December 2017 - Deadline for application is 31 November 2017.
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.