Address: Nikolaigasse 1/1/5 Vienna, A1010 Vienna, Austria
Telephone/fax: + 43 1 9207776
E-email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Robert Pobitschka
Acting President from 12 March 2020 until further notice: Fran E. Wright
Secretary General: Fran E. Wright
Youth representative: With the view to establish a network of youth consultants, the UCV trains a candidate over a 12 month period in the development and implementation of selected project(s) tailored to the studies/areas of interest of the trainee. To date, training has been given in the areas of peace education; migrants & refugees; environment and nature-based solutions; rapprochement of cultures; women in science; inter-cultural communication. UCV has also provided upon request from schools, 1-2 weeks work experience for students. The UNESCO Club Vienna lends support to Model UN conferences in close collaboration with youth representatives.
Number of clubs, centres and associations in your national organisation: 1
Main field of activities: Vienna is one of the most important headquarters of International Organizations (IO) in the world, with a focus on the promotion of peace, security, sustainable development, the fight against organized crime, drug abuse, corruption and terrorism. Further emphasis is given to disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Vienna is seat of the United Nations (UN) beside New York, Geneva and, later, Nairobi. International institutions include some 40 IOs, diplomatic representations, NGOs and Quasi-NGOs. The UNESCO Club Vienna (UCV) founded in 2007 in consultation with the UNESCO National Commission of Austria, and is a member of EFUCA and WFUCA.
UCV promotes the ideals and principles of UNESCO by connecting people and cultures through various events, activities and platforms including UCV Global Citizen Platform, UCV eARTh Academy, UCV FotoArt IN FOCUS.
• Commemoration of selected International Days, Weeks, Months, Years and Decades.
• Education: bio-cultural diversity, educating for an inclusive society
• Science: robotics & AI, LINKS, bio-ethics & human rights
• Culture: ResiliArt Movement, music, the multimedia & multilingual aspects of language and the arts
• Youth and marginalized groups: mental health &emotional wellbeing, bullying & social media
Collaboration includes: International Organizations, Embassies and Cultural Associations and grassroots organizations, groups and individuals. Though not complete, the following is representative of past and/or on-going collaborations.
The European Parliament; The Council of Europe; The Austrian Ministry of Life as well as the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Austrian Chamber of Commerce; The Academic Council on the United Nations System; Caritas; Boltzman Institute; Franciscans International; Medical University of Vienna; Office of the Governor of Vienna and of the Governor of Lower Austria; Technical University of Vienna; Univ. for Music and the Performing Arts; The Museum of Modern Art; The Academy of Fine Arts; Museums Quartier Vienna; The World Museum Vienna; Sigmund Freud Private University; The Society for Music Theatre; The World Federation for Mental Health; The International Association of Applied Psychology; International Network of Museums for Peace
UNESCO/UN and Specialized Agencies: UNOV, UNIS, UNODC, UNIDO, IAEA, UN Women’s Guild; The International Theatre Institute; The International Organization of Folk Art; The International Society for Education in Art; The Earth Charter; ResiliArt Movement