Vienna is one of the main United Nations cities, and several UN agencies and other international organisations are located in Vienna, mainly at the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Listed below are the relevant organisations with links to their home pages.
The Mission represents the Norwegian government in these organisations, and on our website you will soon be able to read more about this work and about the issues that are highest on our agenda. Some Norwegian statements are available here. Norwegian policies and positions related to these organisations or their activities may also be found through the home page of the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
UN agencies and other international organisations located in Vienna:
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
deals with non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and promoting the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBTO)
has a total ban of any nuclear weapon test explosion in any environment, but unfortunately, the teaty has not yet entered into force.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
has two main components: fighting drugs and curbing international crime.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
has responsibility for promoting sustainable industrialization throughout the developing world.
Export control of sensitive materials is essential in order to prevent the proliferation of nuclear as well as conventional weapons, and the Secretariat of three important export control arrangements are located in Vienna:
- The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)
- Zangger Committee
- The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA)
Norway is member of all three arrangements.
Other UN and international organizations in Vienna:
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
has the aim to harmonize and unify the law of international trade and wisjhes to promote trade as a means of increasing growth and improving living standards.
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
is responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Norwegian statements - United Nations in Vienna