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    30 October 2014


     Conchita Wurst to meet the UN Secretary-General and perform at the United Nations in Vienna

    VIENNA, 30 October (UN Information Service) - The Austrian winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will perform live at the Vienna International Centre in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during the Secretary-General's visit to the United Nations in Vienna. During the event both the UN Secretary-General and the singer will address the audience of UN staff, diplomats and members of civil society to highlight the importance of mutual respect and tolerance, and to raise awareness about the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. 

    "Everyone is entitled to enjoy the same basic rights and live a life of worth and dignity without discrimination. This fundamental principle is embedded in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    When: Monday 3 November 2014 at 13:00

    Where: In the Rotunda, Vienna International Centre

    Media representatives are invited to cover the event. It is recommended to arrive by 12:30 to ensure entry to the VIC.

    Media accreditation: media representatives not already accredited to the VIC should write to Please register no later than 12 noon on Friday 31 October 2014.

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    For further information please contact:

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


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


    Marco Schreuder
    The Unstoppables
    Mobile: (+43) 699 1924 2127
    Email: press[at]