IMPORTANT: Please note that the workshop is now fully booked and we will not be able to accept any new applications.
In order to perform efficiently in Vienna’s multilateral working environment, it is crucial for diplomats to have a sound knowledge of the structure and functioning of the UN System and its various Vienna-based components. Over the years, the mandate, governance and decision-making of the UN agencies, funds and specialized agencies based in Vienna have evolved considerably and diplomats are increasingly called upon to cover the work of various organizations with diverse decision-making mechanisms.
This briefing will provide participants with a concise overview of the United Nations System at Vienna and strengthen their understanding of the structure, mandate and governance of the main Vienna-based organizations.
After this briefing participants should be able to:
- Define the structure, mandate and functions of the major international organisations in Vienna;
- Analyse linkages between the international organizations in Vienna;
- Understand the decision-making process and the governance system of these organizations;
- Understand the difference between the United Nations Organization and System;
- Perform more efficiently in Vienna’s multilateral working environment.
Representatives of international organizations and agencies based in Vienna will provide participants with an overview of the structure, mandate and governance of their entity. The programme includes time for Q&A sessions and discussions. Participants will also be familiarized with privileges and immunities applicable to diplomats accredited to the United Nations Office at Vienna.
This workshop is open to members of Vienna's Permanent Missions and delegates of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The selection of participants will take place at UNITAR's discretion.
The briefing will take place on October 3 and 4 at the Vienna International Center. The course will be conducted in English.
Please keep in mind that places on our courses fill up fast and are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once all the places are taken, the applications will be closed prior to the deadline.