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UNIS/INF/410
13 April 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Visit Hungary

Media invited to press conference and public address

VIENNA, 13 April (UN Information Service) - The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Hungary from 17-19 April 2011 at the invitation of the Government of Hungary.

The Secretary-General will meet with the President of Hungary, Pál Schmitt, the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the Minister for Foreign Affairs János Martonyi. While in Budapest the Secretary-General will also give an address on the Challenges ahead for the United Nations at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Association of Hungary.

Media are invited to attend the following events:

1. Photo opportunity with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of Hungary, Pál Schmitt
Venue: Sándor Palace
Time: 9 a.m. Monday 18 April 2011
Please take your place by 8.30 a.m.

2. Joint media encounter with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of Hungary, Pál Schmitt
Venue: Maria-Theresa Room, Sándor Palace,
Time: 10.10 a.m. Monday 18 April 2011
Please take your place by 9.40 a.m.

Accreditation: Pre-registration is required. Media representatives who wish to attend should register with the President's Office Press Department (Telephone: (+36-1) 224-5062 or (+36-1) 224-5063; Email: sajto@keh.hu).

3. Address by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Challenges ahead for the United Nations
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Assembly Hall
Time: 5 p.m. Monday 18 April 2011
Please arrive by 4.30 p.m.

Accreditation: Pre-registration is required. Media representatives who wish to attend should register by 10 a.m. on Monday 18 April with the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Department (Telephone: (+36-1) 458-1403 or (+36-1) 458-1413; Email: sajto@kum.hu).

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For further information please contact:

Sonja Wintersberger
Officer-in-Charge, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3430
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-3430
Email: sonja.wintersberger@unvienna.org

or

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