Impulses on UN Research and Practice

UN Vienna

About UNSA

Vision

As part of the UNSA Global Network, UNSA Vienna aims at setting new benchmarks with regard to the identification of as well as work on topics and ideas that are critical for the future of the UN system and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mission

UNSA Vienna aims at promoting the implementation of the SDGs by furthering the work on most commonly overlooked yet important topics and establishing innovative, integrative and solution-oriented approaches to those topics within the UN framework.

Values

UNSA Vienna’s work is – in every respect – based on an inclusive, innovative and solution-oriented approach. At that, within its structure, internal processes as well as external services UNSA Vienna is striving for the highest quality standards possible.

Topics

UNSA Vienna and the SDGs
When the Climate Crisis claims your Home
UNSICHTBAR
Femicide

News

: "When the Climate Crisis claims your Home" - Vernetzung

"When the Climate Crisis claims your Home" - Vernetzung

Zum Auftakt unseres Kunstwettbewerbs am Langen Tag der Flucht am 02. Oktober 2020 werden wir mit einer Performance Action selbst aktiv. / To kick off our art competition on the Long Day of Flight on 2 October 2020, we will get active ourselves with a Performance Action.

: Femicide Video Series

Since the rate of violence against women has increased during the COVID19-crisis, we think it is appropriate to raise even more awareness on Femicide and therefore have decided to turn June into our "End Femicide" month. As part of our Femicide Volume XIII Publication we have received several videos from experts and activists defining Femicide and stating why data collection is important. This video series can now be watched on our brand new YouTube Channel!

: Round Table on "Women with Disabilities - Achievements and Challanges ahead"

In order to mark the International Women's Day we have organized a round table with the goal of addressing the challenges that women with disabilities face, but even more, to present strategies of empowerment, as well as to showcase best practice examples of how women and girls with disabilities have conquered and excelled in different fields.

Summing up the Transgender Awareness Week (celebrated between the 13th and 20th of November) and Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th of November), UNSA Vienna is enthusiastic to share the transitioning journeys of two young trans girls, “Samira Hills” and Alison M. Transgender gives freedom – they say - it is the sense of letting come out your deepest and purest self.

Check out Alison M.’s interview below

Nachdem wir schon einige Beiträge von Experten auf dem Gebiet des sozialen Engagements, wie zum Beispiel dem Wiener Büro für Menschenrechte oder dem UNHCR veröffentlicht haben, wollen wir Euch hiermit einen Zugang aus einer anderen Perspektive zu unserem Kunstwettbewerb liefern. Dazu haben wir uns mit dem bildenden Künstler Christoph Steinbrener unterhalten und ihn gebeten, ein bisschen von seiner Arbeit zu erzählen und Euch so einen Einblick in den künstlerischen Ideenfindungsprozess zu bieten, der Euch hoffentlich bei der Schaffung Eures Werks weiterhilft.

Unser Kooperationspartner, das Wiener Büro für Menschenrechte hat einen Artikel für UNSA-Vienna verfasst. Lest über die soziale Komponente der Klimakrise und was Klimaschutzaktivistin Greta Thunberg dazu zu sagen hat.

Take Action

UN Academics
UN Practitioners
Diplomats
Civil Society
Next Generation
Universities

Benefits

for UN Academics:

  • visibility, publicity and audience
  • networks and platforms
  • access to all UNSA target groups
  • exchange and interaction
  • usage of own work
  • inspiration and exposure to new ideas and perspectives

Requirements

for UN Academics:

  • open mindedness
  • sense of innovation
  • solution-orientation
  • practical orientation
  • openness to dialogue
  • interdisciplinarity
  • comprehensible use and delivery of knowledge

Ways of Participation

for UN Academics:

  • published / journalistic content
  • participation and collaboration in events
  • mentoring programs
  • advice and recommendations

Benefits

for UN Practitioners:

  • new communication tools
  • access to all UNSA target groups
  • exchange and interaction
  • channel for access to the latest research findings
  • new Ideas and Innovations
  • channel for broad and comprehensible communication of UN contents

Requirements

for UN Practitioners:

  • open mindedness
  • sense of innovation
  • solution-orientation
  • practical orientation
  • openness to dialogue / promoting dialogue
  • inclusion / involvement
  • transparency

Ways of Participation

for UN Practitioners:

  • published / journalistic content
  • participation and collaboration in events
  • inside knowledge
  • mentoring programs
  • advice and recommendations
  • provision of various facilities
  • access to internal UN platforms

Benefits

for Diplomats:

  • inspiration and exposure to new ideas and perspectives
  • new solutions and approaches
  • identification of best practice
  • exchange & interaction
  • visibility, publicity and audience
  • access to all UNSA target groups
  • networks and platforms

Requirements

for Diplomats:

  • open mindedness
  • cooperativeness
  • commitment to lead or provide guidance in specific subject area

Ways of Participation

for Diplomats:

  • financial Support
  • provision of event facilities
  • insider knowledge
  • transfer of national information
  • advice and recommendations
  • contact and to UN Practitioners, national civil society, academics, universities, …

Benefits

for Civil Society:

  • visibility, publicity and audience
  • networks and platforms
  • access to all UNSA target groups
  • exchange, interaction and support
  • inspiration and exposure to new ideas and perspectives
  • new solutions and approaches
  • identification of best practice

Requirements

for Civil Society:

  • profound activism
  • openness to dialogue
  • open mindedness
  • sense of innovation
  • solution-orientation
  • practical orientation
  • analytic skills

Ways of Participation

for Civil Society:

  • published / journalistic content
  • participation and collaboration in events
  • mentoring programs
  • advice and recommendations
  • practical knowledge
  • insight into practical work of the civil society
  • establishing contact own network

Benefits

for the Next Generation:

  • opportunity to gain professional experience and insight into practical work
  • access to all UNSA target groups
  • channel for access to the latest research findings
  • new Ideas and innovations
  • UNSA Community – internal and external exchange

Requirements

for the Next Generation:

  • open mindedness
  • sense of innovation
  • solution-orientation
  • practical orientation
  • analytic skills
  • future-oriented thinking
  • commitment and reliability

Ways of Participation

for the Next Generation:

  • voluntary work in diverse working areas
  • offering new perspectives
  • development of new approaches, strategies and digital thinking

Benefits

for Universities:

  • inspiration and exposure to new ideas and perspectives
  • visibility, publicity and audience
  • networks and platforms
  • access to all UNSA target groups
  • benefit for academics and students

Requirements

for Universities:

  • open mindedness
  • sense of innovation
  • solution-orientation
  • practical orientation
  • openness to dialogue / promoting dialogue

Ways of Participation

for Universities:

  • financial support
  • provision of event facilities
  • contact to students and academics

Team

Mona Zaher

UNSA Vienna Co-Founder and President

Helena Gabriel

UNSA Vienna Co-Founder and Secretary-General

Samuel Ebner

UNSA Vienna Co-Founder and Financial Coordinator