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    UNIS/MA/164
    18 April 2016


    MEDIA ADVISORY


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

    VIENNA, 18 April (UN Information Service) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be in Vienna, Austria, between 26 and 29 April 2016, to chair the formal session and the retreat of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) on 27 and 28 April.

    On 27 April the Secretary-General will also participate in the high-level panel commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. The panellists will also discuss the importance of the CTBT and the role the UN has to play in advancing the entry into force of the Treaty.

    On 28 April he is scheduled to address the Austrian Parliament and he will also be meeting in Vienna with senior officials from the Austrian Government including President Heinz Fischer and Chancellor Werner Faymann. During his visit, the Secretary-General will also meet with local UN staff and attend an event hosted by the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.

    On 28 April he is expected to speak to reporters with the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, at the Palais Coburg.

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