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UNIS/INF/366
31 March 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Visit Austria in April

Media invited to joint media encounters

VIENNA, 31 March (UN Information Service) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Vienna from 7-10 April 2010 for the spring session of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) as well as a bilateral visit to Austria.

The UN Secretary-General will meet the Federal President Heinz Fischer, the Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann and Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Michael Spindelegger as well as the President of the National Council Barbara Prammer. While in Vienna the Secretary-General will also address the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and give an address in the historic Debating Chamber of the Former House of Deputies in the Austrian Parliament organized by the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-AUSTRIA).

The Secretary-General will chair a meeting of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) which brings together the heads of the 27 United Nations system organizations (15 specialized agencies, 10 UN Funds and Programmes plus the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Media are invited to attend the following events:

1. Photo opportunity with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger
Venue: Foreign Ministry, entrance Minoritenplatz 8, 1014 Vienna
Time: 09:00 hours, Thursday 8 April 2010
Please arrive by 08:45 hours

2. Joint media encounter with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger
Venue: Press Centre of the Foreign Ministry, entrance Minoritenplatz 8, 1014 Vienna
Time: 10:00 hours, Thursday 8 April 2010
Please take your place by 09:45 hours

3. Photo opportunity with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Austrian Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann
Venue: Federal Chancellery
Time: 10:30 hours, Thursday 8 April 2010
Please arrive by 10:15 hours

4. Joint Media encounter with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Austrian Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann
Venue: Federal Chancellery
Time: 11:15 hours, Thursday 8 April 2010
Please take your place by 11:00 hours

Accreditation: Pre-registration for all events is a requirement. Media representatives who wish to attend should register with the Federal Press Service at www.bundeskanzleramt.at/site/3569/default.aspx

Opening hours for collecting the badges are: Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April from 09:00 to 17:00 hours; Thursday 8 April from 08:00 - 11:00 hours. The office of the Federal Press Service is at Innerer Burghof, 1010 Vienna.

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For further information please contact:

Anne Thomas
Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
Email: anne.thomas@unvienna.org

For more information on the CEB, go to www.unsystemceb.org