Priorities & key-Events for 2023 of the Vienna-Based UN Organizations & Agencies

By Muhammad Amir Siddique |

Vienna: The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna in cooperation with the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria). Press Briefing on priorities and key events for 2023 of the Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies held on Wednesday 1 February 2023 at 11 a.m at the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria).

Press Briefing Welcoming remarks by Michael F. Pfeifer,Secretary General, Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-AUSTRIA) and President, Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (AFA) He welcomed all the visiting journalists.

In this program Introductory remarks by Martin Nesirky Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna. First of all he introduced all the special Cheif guests and welcomed all the guests. He told that in 2023 which programs are being organized. Specially he congratulated all the people for making the new UNIS website. The UN Information Service in Vienna has just launched a new website – it’s the same address: United Nations Information Service Vienna ( and it is still in five languages – English, German, Hungarian, Slovak and Slovene. New website which is very useful informatics website for people.

All people can easily see all news and programs of united nation in this website. Further, he told what programs we are doing in the coming time and what work we have to do this year. On this occasion, the chief guest Speakers include who delivered his address was among those. Tsung Ping Chung Chief, Communications, Speeches and The Innovation Lab, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), La Neice Collins Acting Chief, Public Information Section, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Fredrik Dahl Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Brian Hansford Chief, Advocacy Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Speakers provided details about this year’s upcoming programs from their departments and more highlights for 2023 from other Vienna-based United Nations organizations will also be publicized at the briefing, including from the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), the Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Vienna Office, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention – UN Environment Programme Vienna.

At the end, the question and answer session started, which was answered by the speakers. At the end of the Press Briefing, the Martin Nesirky Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) thanked everyone for coming for today Press Briefing.