|Published:||14 Aug at 6 PM|
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Vienna’s United Nations headquarters is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an ‘Open House’ day for expats as well as nationals.
Known locally as ‘UNO City’, the building holds around 500 employees hailing from 125 diverse countries, all of whom are working to improve lives via the UN’s many agencies and organisations headquartered in Vienna. The open house event will take place on September 8 between 14.00 and 17.00 and will include presentations, films and exhibitions profiling the work of all the UN’s affiliated offices.
Expats and locals alike are expected to be amazed at the breadth and depth of the UN’s work across the world in so many fields, including crime prevention, drug control, refugee support networks, environmental protection, the prohibition of nuclear weapons tests, peaceful uses for nuclear energy and the threat posed to the world by climate change. UNO City has been climate neutral since 2015, with even its electric car recharging sites using renewable energy.
Vienna’s expatriate community is truly international, with its members hailing from the UK, Italy, France and many other EU member states as well as from the USA and several Asian states including China. The city is Austria’s hub for quality of life, with many incomers working in its financial centre as well as in established international businesses. How many are aware of the work done by the UN in helping the less privileged all across the world is another question, with a visit to the UN headquarters’ open house event one way to find out.
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