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    UNIS/MA/66
    3 September 2014

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the City of Vienna invite you to a

    Celebration of 35 Years of 'UNO City'

    on
    Wednesday 10 September at 12:00 (CEST)
    in the
    Vienna International Centre (VIC) , C-Building, Rotunda

    Speakers include:
    Michael Häupl
    Mayor and Governor of Vienna
    Yury Fedotov
    Director-General, UNOV

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    On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre (VIC), the City of Vienna, in cooperation with the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) has compiled an exhibition about the VIC and the organizations based there, which will be officially opened on this day.

    The VIC was opened on 23 August 1979 when it was handed over to the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Commonly known locally as 'UNO City', the VIC has been leased to the organizations for 99 years at a symbolic annual rate of one Austrian schilling (seven euro cents). The complex comprises about 4,500 offices and 16 conference rooms. About 4,400 people work at the VIC from about 120 countries. About a third of the staff are Austrian.

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    Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not accredited to the VIC should write to press@unvienna.org before 18:00 (CEST) on Monday, 8 September 2014.

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    For further information please contact:

    Irene Hoeglinger-Neiva
    Public Information Officer
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4448
    Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-4448
    Email: irene.hoeglinger-neiva[at]unvienna.org