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UNIS/MA/23
23 August 2013

Media Advisory

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

Media invited to Vienna City Hall award ceremony

VIENNA, 23 August (UN Information Service) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Austria from 28 - 31 August 2013 to receive an award for services to Vienna, to attend the European Forum Alpbach as well as for a bilateral visit to the country.

The Secretary-General will meet the Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Michael Spindelegger. While in Vienna the Secretary-General will attend a ceremony at the Vienna City Hall as the guest of the Mayor of Vienna, Michael Häupl where he will be awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Province of Vienna.

On Saturday 31 August the Secretary-General will address the closing session of the European Forum Alpbach 2013.

Media representatives are invited to attend the award ceremony at the Vienna City Hall on Thursday 29th August at 09:30. The ceremony will take place in the Stadtsenatssitzungssaal.

Accreditation: Media representatives who wish to attend should bring press ID to the City Hall.

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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[at]unvienna.org

or

Reka Fürtos
Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
Email: reka.furtos[at]unvienna.org

For more information on the European Forum Alpbach 2013 visit www.alpbach.org