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UN Office at Vienna

The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) is one of the four major UN office sites where several different UN agencies have a joint presence. The office complex is located in Vienna, the capital of Austria, and is part of the Vienna International Centre, a cluster of several major international organizations. The UNOV was established on 1 January 1980, and was the third such office established.

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

More than 4,000 staff members from over 100 countries work for the organizations based at the Vienna International Center (VIC) of the United Nations. About one third of those staff members are Austrian nationals.

The following agencies are headquartered at Vienna:

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (has a special agreement on its status)
  • International Money Laundering Information Network
  • International Narcotics Control Board
  • Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Other agencies which have a presence at Vienna:

  • International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • United Nations Information Service
  • United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Investigations Division of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services
  • United Nations Postal Administration
  • United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

For further information, please visit the website of the UN office in Vienna:    www.unvienna.org