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VIENNA, 7 April 2020 - The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has announced that the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 that began on 16 March are being extended until Thursday 30 April 2020. Subsequently, a message from the main Vienna-based UN Organizations stated that all personnel based at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) or elsewhere in Austria are required to adhere to the Austrian Government’s extended measures.
NEW YORK, 6 April 2020 - UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
VIENNA, 1 April 2020 - On 31 March, the Austrian authorities confirmed that a person working at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) was Covid-19 positive.
NEW YORK, 31 March 2020 - The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”.
VIENNA/MOSUL, 26 March 2020 – A four-month capacity-building programme involving Iraq’s University of Mosul and Austria’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) has started with remotely taught lectures.
NEW YORK, 23 March 2020 - In an appeal issued today, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against Covid-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind
VIENNA, 21 March 2020 - In light of a global health crisis unlike any other in our lifetime, the co-organizers of the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) have decided to postpone the Vienna Energy Forum to 2021.
VIENNA, 20 March 2020 - The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced today the measures that began on Monday 16 March were being extended until Monday 13 April 2020. In a televised government news conference, he called on everyone to persevere, saying the fight against COVID-19 was a marathon.
VIENNA, 17 March 2020 - This is an important message from the Vienna International Centre (VIC) Medical Service regarding COVID-19: There is a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a female member of the cleaning staff at the VIC.

VIENNA, 16 March 2020 - The UN Security and Safety Service in Vienna reports that 307 people out of 5,000 personnel came to work today to carry out critical tasks. That means more than 90 percent of colleagues are working remotely or otherwise at home. Thank you to those who are keeping all Vienna-based organizations running at the Vienna International Centre (VIC).