Vienna as a centre of international diplomacy

Vienna's international and cosmopolitan character is the key driver of its success.

Handshaking

As the seat of about 40 international organisations, about 320 bilateral and multilateral diplomatic representations with about 3,800 diplomats and more than 6,000 international officials, Vienna is a hub of international diplomacy.

List of the Diplomatic Corps: 244 KB PDF


United Nations (UN)

Vienna is the only city in the European Union which, for 40 years, has hosted one of the 4 headquarters of the United Nations at the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Further headquarters are located in New York, Geneva and Nairobi. The Vienna International Centre (VIC) has long become one of the landmarks of the city.

United Nations (UN) in Vienna

Other international organisations

OSCE-Meeting

In addition to the offices and organisations of the United Nations, Vienna is also the seat of a number of other international organisations and institutions, such as the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and several non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Other organisations have their seat in other Austrian cities.


International organisations and institutions based in Vienna and its surrounding areas

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