Free and equal
Today, in 76 countries, having a partner of the same sex is a prosecutable crime - lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people may be fined, imprisoned or even executed because of who they are and whom they love. As part of its Free & Equal campaign, the UN human rights office has released a short video called 'Faces' which celebrates the contributions that LGBT people make to families and local communities everywhere.
Education for all
Ensuring all children go to primary school was one of the Millennium Development Goals yet there are still 121 million children around the world who have never started school. The World Education Forum in South Korea will look at new ways to ensure education can help transform the lives of all children.
See Conchita Wurst's Dress at UN
Visit the United Nations in Vienna during the Eurovision song contest and see the dress worn by 2014 winner Conchita Wurst when she visited the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The singer met the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in Vienna last November and performed her winning Eurovision song at the VIC.
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.