May - December, 2013

Lucca, Italia

Concerti degli Angeli Custodi, Instituto Musicale Raffaello Baralli, Lucca, Italy.

The UNESCO Club Vienna is a sponsor of the concert series.

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August 22-23, 2013
Astana, Kazakhstan

International Conference ‘Global Ethics: Save the Planet Earth’

Keynote Addresses were delivered by

Irena Bokova Director-General UNESCO

Nassir Al-Nasser UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

Prof. Dr.Wole Soyinka Nigerian writer, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature

Prof. Dr. Nasser David Khalili British scholar and entrepreneur, founder of the Khalili Collections, Chairman of the Maimonides Foundation and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Dr.AdilAkhmetov Senator of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Personal Representative of the chairperson in Office of the OSCE on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims

Prof. Dr.Candido Mendes Secretary-General of the Academy of Latinity and Dean of the UniversidadeCandido Mendes (Brazil)

Dr. Roman Jashenko chairperson of Kazakhstan National Committee for the UNESCO “Man and Biosphere” Programme

YOUthBe The Solution: Responsible And Ethical Consumerismby Fran E. Wright Programme Director UNESCO Club Vienna

Rapid changes in technology, changes in media, falling prices, and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of electronic waste around the globe. An estimated 40 million tons of E-waste are produced each year.Electrical and electronic equipment - including mobile phones and computers -can contain hazardous substances (e.g. heavy metals such as mercury and lead, and endocrine disrupting substances such as brominated flame retardants). Dealing with E-waste, presents a serious environmental and health challenge for many countries, yet also offers a potentially significant opportunity to create green businesses and green jobs. Young adults, as well as being a large and growing consumer market for electronic and electrical goods, are early adopters and key influencers of new technology. They are well placed as ‘agents of change’ to shift the paradigm to responsible and ethical consumer behaviour through the UNESCO Clubs movement and in collaboration with like-minded youth groups.

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November 24-29, 2013
Guwahati and Shillong India

Seminar on Cultural Heritage and Peace Education

The UNESCO Club Vienna was represented by Robert Pobitschka, President.

In recognition of lifelong dedicated services of Mrs.SushmaArora, Vice President, L. K. Singhania Education Centre, GotanDistt. Nagaur (Rajasthan) for promoting Peace Education and UNESCO activities in her institution, Confederation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations of India (CUCAI), New Delhi honoured her with “Excellence in Peace Education Award“ on 25th November 2013 during International Seminar on “Cultural Heritage and Peace Education” in Guwahati by Assam Chief Minister Mr.TarunGogoi.

News report Guwahati, November 25: The UNESCO Clubs and Associations India organised an international seminar on cultural heritage and peace education at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara.


The theme of the seminar was to bring forward the rich cultural heritage and diversity of Assam. A discussion on the issue of Majuli’s nomination as a world heritage site also took place.

Assam Chief Minister TarunGogoi also appealed to UNESCO to consider its decision before coming to a conclusion on the nomination procedures.

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June - August, 2013
Lucca, Italy

The Lucca Opera festival

The UNESCO Club Vienna is a sponsor of the festival.
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“There have always been strong and stable ties between Lucca and Vienna, mainly due to the noble ambassadors from Lucca who resided in the imperial capital and who maintained an amicable bond between the two states.

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March 21, 2013

Penzing Library Exhibition, Vienna


Invitation to the opening event of the first "FESTIVAL OF VIENNA Venezuelan culture 2013".

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February 12-15, 2013

Vienna, Austria

6. Internationale Bet Debora Tagung europäischer Rabbinerinnen, Kantorinnen, rabbinisch gelehrter und interessierter Jüdinnen und Juden

6th International Bet Debora Conference of European Jewish Women Activists, Academica, Rabbis and Cantors


“Tikkun Olam” Der Beitrag jüdischer Frauen für ein bessere Welt

For a preview of the program, click here.

UNESCO Club Vienna sponsored the travel of dancer Jill Damti-Feingold to the conference as well as the filming of the conference in order to expand outreach of the message of the conference - healing the world.

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International Jazz Day: UNESCO Club Wien pays homage to Austrian living Jazz legend Hans Salomon

Hans Salomon, Austrian jazz musician, band manager and composer is considered a "living legend of the jazz scene in Austria." Salomon was twelve years old, right after the end of World War II, when he first came in contact with jazz. "In 1945 there was an American broadcaster, Blue Danube Network where I first heard jazz, because during the Hitler era jazz was the music of the enemy. I was immediately hit in the heart. "

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30.04.2013, 8pm

Krems-Stein, Austria

Venue: GH Salzstadl, Steiner Donaulände 32


2nd International Jazz Day der UNESCO


Clemens Salesny Saxophone, Klarinette und Bassklarinette
Daniel Riegler Posaune
Peter Rom Gitarre
Bernd Satzinger Kontrabass, Bass-Synthyzizer,
Clemens Wagner Keyboards
alle: Laptop
The JAZZWERKSTATT WIEN NEW ENSEMBLE represents the masterminds of an arts and social networking movement. Clemens Salesny, Daniel Riegler, Peter Rom, Bernd Satzinger and Clemens Wenger call their music "a kind of contemporary chamber music" (Supported by 'LUDWIG RITTER VON KOECHELGESELLSCHAFT KREMS')
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July 14-28, 2013

International Summer Academy Drosendorf under the Auspices of the UNESCO Club Vienna


The Academy was established in Drosendorf Austria in 2013 in collaboration with the Mayor of Drosendorf Josef Spieglunder the Auspices of UNESCO Club Vienna (UCV). UCV President Robert Pobitschka is Intendant of the Academy.

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Participants without limitation of age or nationality are welcome to join the classes in order to enlarge their professional, artistic as well as social skills and abilities and to meet with many other people - guests as well as locals - to exchange their experiences. In Drosendorf you will also find the many advantages of an ideal holiday resort: swimming, wandering in beautiful nature, horse riding, cultural programmes, sightseeing as well as restaurants with Austrian hospitality.

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19 March, 2013

Vienna, Austria

75th Anniversary to commerate Mexico's protest efforts against Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria at the beginning of WW2

April 23, 2013

Venue: Hörsaal A am Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie/Universität Wien

“Children of War: Race, Gender and US troops in Australia 1941 – 1944”

A seminar by Dr. Victoria Grieves of the University of Sydney

Vortrag anlässlich des ANZAC-Day: ANZAC (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps); der 25. April ist in Australien und Neuseeland ein Gedenktag für die Gefallenen des Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieges.

In Australia's case the Children of War were produced not by occupying but by visiting allied troops. In the period from 1941-1945 almost one million army, navy and air force personnel from the USA were stationed in
Australia. On this eve of ANZAC Day in Australia it is fitting to raise the issue of the children of war and the hidden costs of the shattered and dislocated lives of these and their families.

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April 29, 2013

NIG - Neues Institutsgebäude, Hörsaal 2 im Erdgeschoss

"Recent Developments on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)"

Vortrag von Grant McCall, Sydney - Australien im Rahmen der Vorlesung „Einführung in die Ethnologie Ozeaniens“

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March 8-13, 2013
Lucca/ Florence, Italy

Executive Board of WFUCA and the International Conference on "The Universal Language of Music and Art for a Global Ethic”

Brief outline of Program:
  • Opening speech by Mr Mauro Rosi from UNESCO HQ
  • Fandango by Boccherini performed by the guitar class of conservatory
  • Conversation on "Music as primary element in the cultural and ethical identity of the people" with Mr. Rosi, Mr. Kida from Japan and Mr. Fabris from Pisa
  • Japanese ceremony with music and dance
  • William Blake's Poems & songs performed by Victor Vertunni
  • Conversation on "Music for a global ethic based on the spiritual growth of the human being" with Mr. Rosi, Mr. Vertunni and Mr. Pobitschka
  • "Kirie Eleison - Dedicated to Nature" by Robert Pobischtka Performed by the composer and soprano singer Clara Polito from the singing class of the Conservatory. 
  • Closing speech by Mr. Rosi
  • Theme from "La vita e' bella" performed by the string quintet of the Conservatory.

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June 13 - 15, 2013

Golesti, Romania

5th International Conference “Youth and Museums”

Brief outline of Program:
  • Museum programs for youth - information, training, leisure.
  • Open-air ethnographic museums - foray into the world of ancient communities.
  • Intercultural museums education activities for young people.

  • Romanian Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations through Alumnus Club