United Nations Office in Vienna

United Nations Office at Vienna
United Nations Office at Vienna Logo.svg
Aerial view of Vienna International Centre, which houses the UNOV
Aerial view of Vienna International Centre, which houses the UNOV
Location of UNOV within Austria
Location of UNOV within Austria
UNOV
Location within Austria
Alternative namesUNOV
General information
Town or cityVienna
CountryAustria
Coordinates48°14′05″N 16°25′01″E / 48.234722°N 16.416944°E / 48.234722; 16.416944Coordinates: 48°14′05″N 16°25′01″E / 48.234722°N 16.416944°E / 48.234722; 16.416944
Website
www.unov.org

The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) is one of the four major office sites of the United Nations[a] where numerous 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. UNOV was established on 1 January 1980, and was the third such complex to be created.[1]

Constituent agencies[]

Headquartered at Vienna:

Presence at Vienna:

Visits[]

Daily guided tours of the office are provided.[2][3]

United Nations Library - Vienna[]

The United Nations Library in Vienna provides full library and information services to staff of United Nations units based in Vienna, as well as to any Permanent Missions in Vienna and select clients.[4]

As part of the global network of United Nations Libraries, the library works with the various United Nations libraries across the globe. The library at Vienna also works closely with the International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Library and the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Library.[5]

The Library's collection includes:

The Library has also developed a series of research guides on subjects related to the work of the United Nations entities based in Vienna. These guides provide more information on the work done in Vienna and highlight resources for further research in those subject areas.[4] Some of the guides include:

Cultural works[]

"Persian Scholars Pavilion" at UNOV, donated by Iran

The courtyards and corridors of the United Nations Office at Vienna are adorned with many works or art.

Persian Scholar Pavilion

In June 2009 Iran donated a pavilion to the United Nations Office in Vienna, which located in the central Memorial Plaza of the Vienna International Centre.[6] The Persian Scholars Pavilion at UNOV features statues of four prominent Persian figures. Highlighting Persian architectural features, the pavilion is adorned with Persian art forms and includes the statues of renowned Persian scientists Avicenna, Abu Rayhan Biruni, Zakariya Razi (Rhazes) and Omar Khayyam.[7][8]

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ New York City, Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna

References[]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the United Nations Office at Vienna!". United Nations Office at Vienna. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  2. ^ iris.schaechter. "Visit the United Nations". unvienna.org.
  3. ^ "Vienna International Centre (VIC)". unvienna.org.
  4. ^ a b United Nations Office at Vienna (n.d.). "The United Nations Library - Vienna". United Nations Office at Vienna. United Nations. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  5. ^ Dag Hammarskjöld Library (n.d.). "United Nations Libraries Around the World". Dag Hammarskjöld Library. United Nations. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  6. ^ UNIS. "Monument to Be Inaugurated at the Vienna International Centre, 'Scholars Pavilion' donated to International Organizations in Vienna by Iran". unvienna.org.
  7. ^ "Permanent mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations office - Vienna". mfa.ir.
  8. ^ Mir Masood Hosseini. "Negareh: Persian Scholars Pavilion at United Nations Vienna, Austria". parseed.ir.

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