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Membership in the United Nations is one of the pillars of Austria´s foreign policy. The UN is the essential forum to secure global peace and promote multilateral cooperation. With this website we want to provide you with up-to-date information on Austria’s perspective and priorities in the UN.
The President of ECOSOC convened the Youth Forum from 2 to 3 February 2015. Various critical issues such as gender equality, global and regional efforts were discussed by young people.
H.E. Ambassador Martin Sajdik featured in The Guardian
Amb. Sajdik discusses the important role of stakeholders in decreasing those most affected by poverty.
High-Level Panel Discussion on "Violence against Children in the Field of Crime
Prevention and Criminal Justice" Invitation
When: Friday 21 November 2014, 13:15 - 14:30
Where: Conference Room 1, Conference Building UN Headquarters, NY
More info here
Rule of Law; joint letter Goal 16 SDG
Rule of Law joint letter Goal 16 SDG more
Presentation of the Publication "The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward" at the Austrian Mission on 20 June 2014
As Coordinator of the Group of Friends of the Rule of Law, the Austrian Permanent Mission hosted the Presentation of this new publication, edited by David Marshall of OHCHR. The publication explores... more
Statement by H. E. Mr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, at the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations more
Side Event: 11 June, 1.15-2.30pm in CR 7 NLB
"Creating accessible and inclusive societies for all: progress and challenges in implementing article 9 CRPD"
For more information click here
Participants of the Group of Friends of the Rule of Law: High Level Event
Remarks by Ambassador Martin Sajdik here
ECOSOC Forum on Youth, 2-3 June 2014
Read the statement by Ambassador Sajdik here
The Future We Want for Us - Young Peoples' Vision for the Post-2015 Agenda
There will be a Side Event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum to be held on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:15-2:30pm in Conference Room 7 (NLB). For more details click FLYER
Austria, Norway and the International Peace Institute are organizing a seminar on “Protecting Civilians in Peace Operations: Best Practices and Emerging Issues” on 20 May 2014. Agenda and concept note available here. Registration: Please FAX or E-MAIL responses to 212-867-8730 or agyarkoh(at)ipinst.org
New York, 22 March 2014 - At the occasion of World Water Day 2014, Ambassador Sajdik, along with 57 Permanent Representatives in New York, signed a letter in support of a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation. more
Vice-Chancellor on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day more
Austrian Chairmanship of the Human Security Network
The Human Security Network (HSN), an association of 12 countries, has set itself the task of promoting the concept of human security as a feature of national and international policies, and in particular within the United Nations and in cooperation with academia and civil society more
Amb. Sajdik co-chairs joint ECOSOC & 2nd Commitee event on employment on 8 Nov. 2013 more
Press Statement of the Human Security Network on the occasion of the Security Council Debate on children and armed conflict, New York, 17 June 2013. more
Like-Minded Group on Targeted Sanctions Input Paper 2012 and 2014. (more)
Safety of Journalists: Op-ed by Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger. more
Minister for Foreign Affairs Kurz congratulates Dr. Volker Türk on appointment to UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for RefugeesMore
Kurz: “Step up for democracy and tolerance with the utmost consistency”More
Development cooperation is a responsibility of society as a whole in which every contribution counts!More
Invitation to the media: Minister for Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz opens European Year for Development on 26 January 2015.More
Kurz: "Deep sympathy for the loved ones of today’s terror attack"More