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NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC. NGO with formal associate (ASC) relations, highest form of affiliation with UNESCO occupying offices at UNESCO HQ.
In 2012, the UNESCO Club Vienna became a member of the WFUCA

is the regional body for Europe and North America. The Federation has, as its own members, National Federations, Centres and Clubs whose source of legitimisation derives from the “UNESCO system” as interpreted and applied by each National Commission for UNESCO.
- to promote UNESCO ideals, goals and programs;
- to strengthen and to develop, together with the WFUCA, the movement of the UNESCO Associations, Clubs and Centres in the European Region;
- to foster the cooperation among the UNESCO Associations, Clubs and Centres in Europe through common programs and projects in fields such: 
Human rights, Democracy, Justice and Peace, Education and Culture, Intercultural Dialogue, Development and Environment, Communication, Natural and Cultural Heritage (material and immaterial), Science and Technology
In 2008, the UNESCO Club Vienna became a member of EFUCA.

For over 60 years, The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations has been actively promoting the involvement of NGOs in the working of the United Nations.
Global Compact:
“The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It has grown to become a critical platform for the UN to engage effectively with enlightened global business.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
International Days – United Nations Observances
Millennium Development Goals

The idea of the project was to work together with the children, to explore the principles of the Conventions and to assist them to creatively express how the principles relate to their everyday world.

Using UNESCO Arts in Education approach the children created small theatre scenes and songs on the theme of human rights.


Founded in 1999, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The ICD´s ultimate goal is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.
Whilst the term “cultural diplomacy” has only recently been established, evidence of its practice can be seen throughout history and has existed for centuries. Explorers, travelers, traders, teachers and artists can be all considered living examples of informal ambassadors or early cultural diplomats (for example, the establishment of regular trade routes enables a frequent exchange of information and cultural gifts between traders and government representatives).

Opened in 2001, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the world's largest complexes for modern art and culture. It offers a wide variety of programs and events, from performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, and children's culture to digital culture. It is an art space with a total of nine permanent museums and exhibition and event halls, an urban living space and meeting place for people interested in culture in Vienna, and a creativity space for the 60 or so art and culture initiatives based in quartier21.

Im MuseumsQuartier sind zahlreiche große, mittlere und kleine Kultureinrichtungen beherbergt. Es versteht sich als Ort der kulturellen Vielfalt, des Experiments, der permanenten Aktion und Veränderung sowie der Kulturvermittlung. Damit steht das MuseumsQuartier, ein lebendiges, zeitgenössisches Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, für einen erweiterten multidisziplinären Kulturbegriff.

Das MuseumsQuartier mit seinen unterschiedlichen Einrichtungen garantiert inhaltliche Vielfalt. Die im MQ vertretenen Institutionen mit ihren vielfältigen Zielen und Programmen sind nicht hierarchisch organisiert und werden autonom geführt und beworben. Gleichzeitig wird nach dem Grundsatz „Soviel Autonomie wie möglich, soviel Gemeinsamkeiten wie notwendig" jenes Ausmaß an gemeinsamen Einrichtungen angestrebt, welches für einen erfolgreichen Betrieb des
Gesamtkomplexes erforderlich ist.

besteht seit über 70 Jahren und fördert das Museum für Völkerkunde Wien durch Finanzierung von wissenschaftlichen Vorträgen, Führungen und Veranstaltungen, von Sammlungsankäufen, Objektrestaurierungen, wissenschaftlichen Forschungen und Reisen, sowie durch Herausgabe der wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift ARCHIV FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE.
UNESCO Club Vienna is a Föderer/sponsors of the Verein Freunde der Völkerkunde

is a virtual space for NGO’s, institutions and individuals from the Central and South Eastern Europe region to share their ideas and tell their stories. Putting into practice ERSTE Foundation's ''What would you change?'' claim, aims to be a meeting point for all those who are passionate about social change and social integration challenges.

Friedensjournalismus – Peace Journalism – Journalisme de Paix – De Journalistiek van de vrede – Periodismo de la paz – Giornalismo di pace. ist ein Online-Magazin mit friedensjournalistischem Fokus. ist ein nichtkommerzielles all- und überparteiliches Medium. Es ging aus den neuen sozialen Bewegungen zu Beginn des Milleniums hervor (Humanistische Plattform, Visionale – Messe der Zivilgesellschaft,

Interdisciplinary organization promoting an understanding of the history of the control and use of freshwater resources around the world.
UNESCO Club Vienna is a member of the IWHA

Austrian-South Pacific Society of the Universtiy of Vienna

Der im Jahr 1996 gegründete gemeinnützige Verein sieht seine Aufgabe darin, allen Südpazifik-Interessierten als Informations- und Diskussions- plattform zu dienen, Wissen um Beziehungen zwischen Österreich und den Ländern des Südpazifiks durch einschlägige Aktivitäten zu fördern.Die OSPG hat ihren Sitz am Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie an der Universität Wien. Sie sieht die enge wissenschaftliche Zusammen- arbeit mit der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie sowie einen offenen Gedankenaustausch mit nicht-wissenschaftlichen InteressentInnen als programmatischen Schwerpunkt ihrer Tätigkeit.
UNESCO Club Vienna is a member of OSPG


About 1.500 likeminded scientists, artists, politicians, religious leaders and other personalities around the world participate in this initiative to promote a culture of dialogue among people belonging to different civilizations, cultures and religions. What unites them is a firm belief in human dignity and equal rights of all mankind and of all nations and religions no matter whether they are big or small. Cultural and religious diversity is not an obstacle for mutual respect and understanding; it is an asset for our global heritage.

When a city becomes a battleground, everything generations of mayors and citizens have worked so hard to build is destroyed. When international stability is said to depend on mutual assured destruction, the hostages – cities – are in grave danger.
Mayors for Peace is the leading international organization devoted to protecting cities from the scourge of war and mass destruction. Our 2020 Vision Campaign aims to establish a nuclear-weapon-free world by the year 2020.

Our message is simple: eliminate the nuclear threat. The 2020 Vision Campaign works to make this goal a reality by 2020, and achieve our vision of a nuclear-free world in which cities are no longer held in constant jeopardy. We lobby governments, send delegations to the United Nations, form partnerships with national and international associations, and strive to raise awareness around the world about the pressing need for nuclear disarmament.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declares ''The 2020 Vision is a perfect vision''

The IDEA Society is a non-profit cultural organization based in Vienna, Austria.
The Society represents the creation of a global cultural platform for bringing together artists from across the world.


One of the privileges we have in democratic societies is to engage in political affairs and to promote the public opinion. The Konfliktkultur association develops projects, organizes seminars and publishes materials on creative and constructive interaction in conflict situations and for peace education. The association is also often represented at international conferences with projects on the main assumption that creative handling of conflicts is viewed as fundamental to democratic political education and peacework.

Ervin Laszlo is a Hungarian science philosopher, systems theorist, and author. He is president of the Club of Budapest, which he founded and member of the International Academy of Science and the World Academy of Arts and Science.
Ervin László ist ein ungarischer Wissenschaftsphilosoph, Systemtheoretiker und Autor. Er ist Präsident des von ihm begründeten Club of Budapest und Mitglied der International Academy of Science und der World Academy of Arts and Science.

The Ervin Laszlo Forum on Science & Spirituality.
The mission of The Ervin Laszlo Forum on Science & Spirituality is to produce new thinking and language capable of integrating the age old schism between science and spirituality.
This Forum is designed to be a meeting place for leading scientists and renowned spiritual leaders. It will consist of sequential rounds of debate/discussion, each including posts by two scientists and two spiritual leaders. Once the four have had a chance to express their views, it will be my task to provide an overview of the principal ideas they’ve brought to the table. We call these overviews state posts, and their intent is to orient both you, the reader, as well as the contributors of the next round. In this way, each set of posts will build on the insights of the previous set, and we will also have a record of the flow of the dialog.
Recommended sites on nuclear disarmament


“During the last years of the most potentially lethal, yet undeclared, war in human history, the superpowers of the United States and the former Soviet Union did something that seems unthinkable to any rationally minded person today. They spent the time, energy, and human resources to develop and stockpile somewhere in the neighborhood of 65,000 nuclear weapons—a combined arsenal with the power to microwave the Earth, and everything on it, many times over.
The rationale for such an extreme effort stems from a way of thinking that has dominated much of the modern world for the last 300 years or so, since the beginning of the scientific era. It’s based in the false assumptions of scientific thinking that suggest we’re somehow separate from the Earth, separate from one another, and that the nature that gives us life is based upon relentless struggle and survival of the strongest. Fortunately, new discoveries have revealed that each of these assumptions is absolutely false. Unfortunately, however, there is a reluctance to reflect such new discoveries in mainstream media, traditional classrooms and conventional textbooks. In other words, we’re still teaching our young people the false assumptions of an obsolete way of thinking based on struggle, competition, and war.
While we no longer face the nuclear threat that we did in the 1980s, the thinking that made the Cold War possible is still in place. This fact is vital to us all right now for one simple reason: For the first time in human history the future of our entire species rests upon the choices of a single generation—us—and the choices are being made within a small window of time—now. The best minds of our time are telling us that we must act quickly to avert the clear and present danger of a host of new crises that are converging in a “bottleneck” of time covering the first years of the 21st Century.” Gregg Braden on May 30, 2011

Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test in 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. There has been little consideration of the devastating effects of testing on human life, let alone the understanding of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Early on, having nuclear weapons was a measure of scientific sophistication or military might. Hindsight and history have shown us the terrifying and tragic effects of nuclear weapons testing, especially when controlled conditions go awry, and in light of today’s nuclear weapons which are far more powerful and destructive Subsequent incidents world-wide have provided compelling reasons for the need to observe the International Day against Nuclear Tests - a day in which educational events, activities and messages aim to capture the world’s attention and underscore the need for a unified attempt in preventing further nuclear weapons testing.
2010 marked the inaugural commemoration. Each year, since then, the day has been observed by coordinating various activities throughout the world, such as symposia, conferences, exhibits, competitions, publications, instruction in academic institutions, media broadcasts and others.
The Day is meant to galvanize the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media to inform, educate and advocate the necessity of banning nuclear weapon tests as a valuable step towards achieving a safer world.

is an international petition campaign designed to unify global public opinion against additional nuclear weapons testing. The ATOM Project launched on August 22, 2012 with international television, social media campaigns, a short documentary and video profiles of current nuclear testing survivors.

Forty-four-year-old Karipbek was born without arms, but he hasn’t let the obstacles he faces limit his success. He became a successful accountant after studying abroad and has been heavily involved in the international anti-nuclear-weapons movement. In 1989, he was involved in the “Nevada-Semipalatinsk” anti-nuclear movement and travelled to Nevada, Germany, Japan and Turkey. He later won the Kurmet (Valor) Award for his involvement in that movement. Perhaps most extraordinarily, Karipbek is a renowned artist who paints using his legs and his mouth. One of his portraits of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was presented as a gift to the president.
“My main mission on this land is to do everything I can for people like me to be the last victims of nuclear tests. I will continue to call on all the mankind to preserve security on the planet until my heart stops. I do not want the repeat of these events at any place or time, anywhere on the planet. I am happy to live at a time when the voice of one person can be heard and supported by millions living in the most distant places of the Earth -- our voices can become one powerful voice! And all as one, we can call for the permanent end to nuclear weapons testing.
We have a choice: to be passive and let the heads of states solve the issue or unite and defend our citizenship and human rights. Every single person has a right to decide the future they want for themselves, their families and their nation.”