United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)

Office des Nations Unies à Vienne
Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Viena

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1979, as one of the headquarters of the United Nations (UN), to provide the services necessary to facilitate transfer of a number of United Nations offices to Vienna (Austria) and later to combine some administrative and common services previously performed separately by other organizations established in Vienna. In 1993, most units dealing with social development and humanitarian affairs, including United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs (UNCSDHA), were transferred to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York NY (USA), but responsibility for executive direction and management of the programme on crime prevention and criminal justice was maintained with the Director-General and extended to cover the Programme on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, transferred from New York in the same year. Since 2002, closely associated with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through which additional common services are provided. The Office includes United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

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Serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Vienna (Austria) and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host Government as well as governments, IGOs and NGOs in Vienna. Services meetings of Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and hosts United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA); provides administrative and other support services to United Nations Secretariat units located in Vienna and certain common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Vienna; provides conference services for its own meetings and those of other United Nations Secretariat entities and UNIDO, held in Vienna and elsewhere, and interpretation for IAEA meetings; provides public information on United Nations activities and conferences in Vienna.


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Subjects *

  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



Last News Received

12. Sep 2008
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