United Nations (UN) in Vienna

  • Since 1979, Vienna has been one of 4 international UN headquarters.
  • The other headquarters are located in New York, Geneva and Nairobi.
  • The Vienna International Centre (VIC) is home to the UN in Vienna.
  • The UN in Vienna employs more than 5,000 people from 125 countries. About one third of the employees are Austrians.

Anniversary in 2020

In 2020, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary, since the UN Charter came into force in 1945. To mark this occasion, numerous activities will take place at the VIC during the anniversary year. The focus will be on the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN sustainability goals.

UN 75th Anniversary

UN organisations in Vienna

Vienna is home to organisations such as:

  • IAEA
  • UNIDO
  • UNHCR

The Vienna International Centre is home to a total number of 20 international United Nations offices and organisations.

Vienna International Centre

  • The Viennese fondly call the Vienna International Centre "UNO-City".
  • The building was opened on 23 August 1979; in 2019, Vienna's "UNO-City" celebrated its 40th anniversary: 40th anniversary of the VIC
  • On the city map: Wagramer Straße 5 in the 22nd district
  • The postcode of the Vienna International Centre is 1400.
  • The VIC hosts numerous international conferences and expert meetings each year.
  • Larger conferences are held at the Austria Center next door.
  • Vienna International Centre - Wien Geschichte Wiki (German)

The importance of the VIC for Vienna

The Vienna International Centre has been a hub of international diplomacy for more than 40 years. Its presence is also an important engine of economic growth for the city.

Video: More than 40 years VIC in Vienna (German)

The Sustainable Development Goals are among the most important tasks of the United Nations. They are also a key concern for the City of Vienna and have been implemented in many projects. The City of Vienna has, for example, actively promoted neighbourhood and community gardens since 2010. This type of urban gardening contributes to sustainable production and climate protection, both forming part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Services for UN employees

The Vienna Service Office (VSO) is a field office of the City of Vienna at the Vienna International Centre.

Vienna International Centre and Austria Center

It provides UN employees and their families with free information and prompt and individual help and advice in matters of everyday life in Vienna.

Contact and services

Vienna Service Office


Travelling exhibition for schools and educational institutions

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre in 2019, the City of Vienna compiled an exhibition that provides visitors with information on the VIC and the organisations based there.

Contact

The English-language exhibition consists of 16 posters in DIN-A0 (84.1 by 118.9 centimetres), A1 or A2 format.

Please contact us if you want to show the exhibition in a school or other educational institution:

Download PDF-version

Exhibition "The Vienna International Centre" (2014): part 1: 9 MB PDF, part 2: 9 MB PDF

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