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    UNIS/MA/80
    30 October 2014

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Austria for Landlocked Developing Countries Conference

    Media invited to Landlocked Developing Countries Conference opening and press conference

    VIENNA, 30 October (UN Information Service) - The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will visit Austria from 2-4 November 2014 to attend the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries in Vienna and for a bilateral visit to Austria.

    The Secretary-General will meet the Federal President, Heinz Fischer, and the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz. The Secretary-General will give an address at the official opening of the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries at the Vienna International Centre and will attend a Gala Reception for the UN Victims Trust Fund hosted by Ali Rahimi at the Palais Szechenyi. He will give a keynote address at the opening of the Second UNIDO Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development and address the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as well as speak at a Business Investment Forum organized by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. While in Vienna, Mr. Ban will also meet the Heads of the Vienna-based UN organizations including the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov.

    Among those speaking at the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries are the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer, the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa and the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Martin Sajdik.

    Media representatives are invited to cover the following events:

    Events on Monday 3 November

    1. Address by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries

      Date: Monday 3 November 2014

      Time: 10:00

      Venue: Vienna International Centre, M-Plenary

      Accreditation: media representatives not already accredited to the VIC should write to press@unvienna.org.  

      Please register by 12 noon on Friday 31 October 2014.

    2. Photo opportunity for ribbon-cutting ceremony and brief remarks at the official inauguration of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) office with the Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella

      Date: Monday 3 November 2014

      Time: 11:00 - 11:30

      Venue: SE4ALL office, Andromeda Tower, Donau-City Strasse 6, 1220 Vienna

      Accreditation: media representatives who wish to attend should register by writing to m.froehler@se4all.org.  

      Please register by 16:00 on Friday 31 October 2014.

    3. Press conference at the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries with the Secretary-General, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, Under-Secretary-General Gyan Chandra Acharya

      Date: Monday 3 November 2014

      Time: 12:15 - 12:40

      Venue: Vienna International Centre, M-Building Press Room (MOE 71A)

      Accreditation: media representatives not already accredited to the VIC should write to press@unvienna.org.

      Please register by 12:00 on Friday 31 October 2014.

    4. Keynote Statement by the Secretary-General at the High-Level Thematic Roundtable on Achieving structural transformation of LLDC economies

      Date: Monday 3 November 2014

      Time: 15:00 - 15:45

      Venue: Vienna International Centre, Boardroom A, M-Building

      Accreditation: media representatives not already accredited to the VIC should write to press@unvienna.org.  

      Please register by 12:00 on Friday 31 October 2014.

    Events on Tuesday 4 November

    1. Keynote Statement by the Secretary-General at the Second Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Forum, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

      Date: Tuesday 4 November 2014

      Time: 09:45 - 10:45

      Venue: Vienna International Centre, Boardroom D, C-building 4 th floor

      Accreditation: media representatives not already accredited to the VIC should write to press@unvienna.org.  

      Please register by 12:00 on Friday 31 October 2014.

    2. Keynote Statement by the Secretary-General at a Special meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

      Date: Tuesday 4 November 2014

      Time: 12:00 - 12:40

      Venue: OSCE, Neuer Saal, Hofburg Conference Centre, 2 nd floor, Heldenplatz, Vienna

      Accreditation: media representatives who wish to attend should register by writing to press@osce.org.  

      Please register by 17:00 on Monday 3 November 2014.

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    For further information about the visit of the Secretary-General to Austria please contact:

    Martin Nesirky
    Director, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5676
    Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-5676
    Email: martin.nesirky[at]unvienna.org

    or

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

    or

    Reka Furtos
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
    Mobile: (+43) 699-1458-3019
    Email: reka.furtos[at]unvienna.org