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
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Femicide

News

: Femicide Vol. III: Targeting of Women in Conflict

We take great pride in sharing with you the third volume of our Femicide Publication which we have been releasing annually since the first Femicide symposium in November 2012. Each year, on the occasion of the International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Vienna Liaison Office of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) has organized a symposium on a different theme related to the most extreme forms of violence.

: Femicide Vol. II: Istanbul Convention

On the International Day for the elimination of violence against women, ACUNS Vienna organised the second annual symposium. This year it was focused on forced marriage, violence against women and the Istanbul Convention. It brought together high-ranking diplomats, representatives from the UNFPA, UN women, UNICEF, OHCHR, and UNODC. The president of the Austrian Parliament addressed the meeting. The leading proponents of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women, Ms. Feride Acar, Ambassador Dubravka Simonovic, Ms. Gisela Wurm, Ms. Liri Kopaci-Di Michele and Mr. José  Mendes Bota made convincing arguments why such a detailed Convention was relevant and open to all countries. Meanwhile, the protocol for the investigation of Femicide was being finalised in Central America.

: Femicide Vol. I: A Global Issue that Demands Action

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Vienna Liaison Office of ACUNS organized a one-day symposium on femicide in the United Nations (UN) Office in Vienna. Member State representatives, social scientists, NGO representatives, law enforcement officials, prosecutors and feminist activists had the opportunity to speak about femicide, explain its meaning and causes, and presented examples of best practice in fighting femicide.

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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