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30 years celebration of the UNO-City in Vienna

Moving staircase and blue sky © photocase.com/waltavista

© photocase.com/waltavista

10. September 2009

The Vienna International Centre of the UN celebrated its 30-years of presence in Austria. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participated.

This august the Vienna International Centre (VIC) – this is the official name of the UNO-City in Vienna - celebrated its 30-years anniversary. UNO Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took part in the celebration as well as he met with President Heinz Fischer and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger during his stay in Austria. One important theme might have been the upcoming Austrian presidency of the UN-Security Council in November 2009.

The Vienna International Centre was designed by the Austrian architect Johann Staber and inaugurated in August 1979. Today the United Nations have four quarters: New York, Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. The Vienna International Centre houses 15 VIC-based organisations, comprises about 4.500 offices and accommodates approx. 3,600 international civil servants from about 100 countries.

Learn more about the history of the VIC and enjoy a virtual tour in the Centre: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/en/vic_history.html
  

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