World Drug Report finds 29.5 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders
About a quarter of a billion people used drugs in one year according to the latest statistics in the World Drug Report. Of these, around 29.5 million people suffered from drug use disorders, including drug dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide. More...
International Day of Yoga
The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga. The theme for the 2017 celebration is "Yoga for Health", highlighting the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. Yoga can help people make healthier choices and follow a lifestyle that fosters good health. More...
Refugees - forced to flee
"I've met so many who have lost so much. But they never lose their dreams for their children or their desire to better our world. They ask for little in return - only our support in their time of greatest need" UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. On World Refugee Day, we remember the strength, courage and perseverance of the millions of people forced to flee.
Join the Shadowing Programme taking place from 24 October to 24 November 2017, which offers students the opportunity to accompany employees of the United Nations and Vienna-based organizations for one entire working day.
Deadline for registration: 15 July
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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Science and Technology 2017 Conference (SnT2017): 26 to 30 June 2017, Hofburg Palace, Vienna
The United Nations in Vienna offers you a unique opportunity to get an insight into global policy making. We are the world centre for issues such as nuclear explosions, hi-tech satellites and international crime prevention and you can be a part of it.
We also offer group lectures and tours on specialized topics and for children.