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

: Expert Meeting on the Role of Women in Organised Crime

On the 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Studies Association (UNSA) Vienna organized an expert meeting on women’s roles in organised criminal activities and human trafficking networks. Further, the topic of organised crime related femicide was debated by the experts.

: Femicide Vol. XII: Living Victims of Femicide

This FEMICIDE XII volume, dedicated to the late Prof. Anna Costanza Baldry, is concerned with the effects of femicide on children of the victims together with the killing of women who speak out against abuse. Femicide Watch/Observatories; the relevance of monitoring, recording, and mapping of feminicide; and the use of criminal verdicts as a source of information for collecting data are also covered in this volume.

: Femicide Vol. XI: Cyber Crimes against Women and Girls

This volume again compiles strategies, best practices and innovative approaches, serves as a platform for, and provides practical support to anybody who wishes to prevent, investigate, prosecute, and punish VAW and gender-related killings of women and girls, i.e. femicide. The second section on cyber crimes includes an interview with Neil Walsh of UNODC, articles on online harassment of women journalists and cyber crimes against women in India, among others.

Klimawandel und Katastrophen wirken sich auf das Leben von Millionen von vertriebenen Menschen weltweit aus. Sie gefährden Menschen und stehen immer häufiger in Wechselwirkung mit den Ursachen von Fluchtbewegungen. / Climate change and disasters are affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. Climate change, environmental degradation and disasters exacerbate vulnerabilities and increasingly interact with drivers of displacement.

Am Sonntag, dem 11. Oktober 2020 wird in Wien gewählt. Dementsprechend haben wir von UNSA Anfragen an alle größeren Parteien und deren Jugendorganisationen geschickt und sie um ein Statement gebeten. Einige Parteien haben sich leider nicht gemeldet und die Möglichkeit, sich zu positionieren ungenutzt gelassen. Daraus könnte man schließen, dass Klimamigration leider immer noch ein Thema ist, dass nicht im Fokus der österreichischen Politik liegt oder auch bewusst ignoriert wird. Im Hinblick auf das brennende Lager Moria und Österreichs Desinteresse an der Aufnahme von Geflüchteten, ist die zweite Möglichkeit durchaus nicht unwahrscheinlich. Dennoch haben uns einige Parteien oder Parteiorganisationen Statements geschickt, die wir hiermit veröffentlichen, damit Du einen kleinen Einblick bekommst, wie österreichische Politiker*innen über Klimamigration denken.

*Die hier veröffentlichten Meinungen und Statements spiegeln ausschließlich die Meinung der jeweiligen Autoren wieder.

Am Freitag, dem 25. September fand ein weltweiter Streiktag im Kampf gegen die Klimakrise und für eine umweltpolitische Wende statt. In über 450 Städten weltweit sind Menschen auf die Straße gegangen - so auch in Wien. UNSA Vienna war dabei!

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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