People cannot wait
Due to the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic more than half of the country's population needs humanitarian aid. The Security Council has just approved the establishment of a UN peacekeeping mission to protect civilians and to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe, and the World Food Programme's (WFP) emergency food assistance is helping to feed people in need. But now also the helpers are asking for your help: wfp.org/car
What if you didn't have access to a toilet?
The world has met the target of halving the proportion of people without access to improved sources of water, five years ahead of schedule (Millennium Development Goal #7). Yet 2.5 billion people worldwide still lack access to basic sanitation. The spread of preventable diseases will continue to take the lives of one child per minute if we do not act right now. More...
International Day of Human Space Flight, 12 April
Join astronaut and UN Expert on Space Applications Takao Doi in celebrating the International Day of Human Space Flight in a Twitter Chat with on 11 April at 3pm CET. "Since the historic flight of Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961, humans have set foot upon the Moon and developed the ability to work and live in Low Earth Orbit," says the new Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs Simonetta di Pippo in her video message.
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.
Space Exhibit, 7 to 18 April: A unique exhibition showcasing examples of handwritten messages UNOOSA has received from the many men and women who have travelled into space after Gagarin's historic flight on 12 April 1961 can be viewed in the Vienna International Centre as part of the regular tours organized by the UN Visitor's Service.