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    UNIS/MA/120
    10 November 2015

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna and the
    United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna

    invite representatives of the media to attend the opening of an exhibition

    'Towards a world free of Nuclear weapons'

    in cooperation with the Government of Japan and the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    on Tuesday, 17 November 2015, at 13:00

    in the UNIS exhibition space on G05, Vienna International Centre (VIC)

    The opening will be preceded by photo opportunity with all the speakers.

    Artefacts from the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be displayed along with posters and photos showing the devastation of the two cities following the atomic bombing in August 1945. The exhibition will be seen by many of the 55,000 visitors who come on guided tours of the Vienna International Centre every year.

    Speakers at the opening include:

    Lassina Zerbo
    Executive Secretary, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

    Dennis Thatchaichawalit
    Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Director, Division for Management

    Kazumi Matsui
    Mayor of Hiroshima City

    Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano
    Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna

    moderated by:

    Martin Nesirky
    Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna

    Representatives of the media are invited to a reception hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan following the opening at 13:30 in the VIC Restaurant 'Mozart Room'

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    Media representatives who wish to attend the exhibition opening and who are not accredited to the VIC should write to press@unvienna.org before 17:00 on Friday, 13 November.

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    For more information please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588 
    Email: anne.thomas[at]unvienna.org

    or

    Elva Grimsson
    Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26063 81
    Email: ctbtodesk[at]wd.mofa.go.jp

    or

    Yuta Kawashima
    Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26063 15
    Email: yuta.kawashima[at]mofa.go.jp