|THE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (VIC)|
The Vienna International Centre (VIC) or ‘UNO City’ was designed by the Austrian architect Johann Staber and inaugurated on 23 August 1979. It is located on the banks of the River Danube, only a 10 minute ride by underground (U-Bahn) to the city centre. The Austrian Government is leasing the building for 99 years to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to the other United Nations and international organizations in Vienna at a symbolic rate of €0.07 per year.
In addition to the IAEA, the VIC accommodates other United Nations and international organizations, which are listed at the end of this booklet. The VIC comprises several buildings, labelled A to Q. Buildings A and B house the IAEA. Building M is the main conference building. Buildings D and E house UNOV, UNIDO, CTBTO and other UN entities, and buildings F and G house various IAEA support services such as the computer centre, the print shop, the medical centre and the library, as well as the VIC restaurant. Container L is used as a ‘swing space’ during the ongoing asbestos removal project throughout the VIC.
The official address of the IAEA is: International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria.
|HOW TO REACH THE VIC|
By public transportation
Further information can be obtained at: www.wienerlinien.at
By train:There are two options: First is the S-Bahn (Schnellbahn) from the airport to the City Air Terminal located next to the Hotel Hilton. The S-Bahn leaves approximately every 30 minutes. The trip takes about 25 minutes. After arriving at the City Air Terminal, change to the underground line U4 and then U1 (see info listed under public transportation) to get to the VIC. The second option is the City Airport Train (CAT), linking the airport with the City Air Terminal. The trip takes about 16 minutes (passenger fare is €9 for a single ticket and €16 for a return ticket).
IAEA meeting participants should arrive at the VIC one hour before the start of the meeting on the first day, in order to allow sufficient time for registration and issue of grounds passes.
Meeting participants who have special requirements should notify the Scientific Secretary of their meeting or the Conference Services Section in advance about the kind of assistance they require. Based on the information received, these will make the necessary arrangements with the UN Security and Safety Service.
Public assembly areas both within and outside the VIC premises have been designated by UNSSS and will be made known, as the situation requires.
Remember the emergency sequence:
How to Report an Emergency:
Call 99 and state the following:
WHERE - Give the exact location of the emergency.
What to do in the aftermath of a crisis at the VIC
In case of a crisis of any nature (e.g. fire, terrorist attack, health epidemic) at the VIC, the Agency has developed an Agency-wide crisis recovery plan. Evacuation of the VIC would be coordinated by the United Nations Security and Safety Service, but the IAEA Crisis Recovery Team would subsequently need to be able to account for all staff and meeting participants in the VIC.
|SERVICES IN THE VIC AND GENERAL INFORMATION|
General information on the VIC, the IAEA and Vienna, as well as other information material and maps are available in building M (ground floor).Hotel Reservations
»» see “Travel Agencies”
Bank Austria has two branch offices in the VIC.
The VIC post office is located in building C, first floor. Opening hours are 8:00–18:00, Monday to Friday. The internal extension is 4986.
The official telephone number of the IAEA is: +43-1 2600 plus the extension. If the extension is unknown, dial 0 for the IAEA switchboard. Telephones are available in all meeting rooms which may be used for internal and local calls. For internal calls lift the receiver and dial the required extension. For local (Vienna) calls lift the receiver, press 0 and dial the desired telephone number.
American Express is the official travel agency of the IAEA. It offers travel services for both official and private travel. It is located on the ground floor of building F (F0E03), external telephone no.: 2600-23070, fax no.: 2600-23050, internal extension: 23060, email: [email protected]. Opening hours are 8:30–17:00, Monday to Friday.
Carlson Wagonlit is located in building F (F0E11) and is also available for private travel, external telephone no.: 26026-3186, internal extension: 3186, email: [email protected].
The VIC Cafeteria is located on the ground floor of building F and offers a variety of hot and cold dishes, snacks and drinks. Opening hours are 7:30–10:00 and 11:30–14:30. The Coffee Corner in the VIC Cafeteria is open 8:00–15:30.
The Cocktail Lounge is located on the ground floor of building F. Opening hours are 11:30–15:00 and 16:30–20:00.
The VIC Medical Service is located on the 7th floor of building F (F07). Opening hours are 8:30–12:00 and 14:00–16:30 (15:00 on Thursday). Emergencies, however, are dealt with at any time during regular office hours. The internal extension is 22223. In case of emergency, dial 22222.
Sales publications are exhibited in the corridor between buildings A and M and may be purchased at reduced prices from the Documents Distribution Unit, which is located on level minus 1 of building F (F–152). The internal extension is 22477.
Lost and Found
Dry Cleaning Service
United Nations Gifts
United Nations Postal Administration
Time Zone Austria follows Central European Time.
Electricity The electricity voltage is 220 volts (50 cycles). A standard voltage converter and an adapter should be sufficient for conversion. Normally, the electricity outlet in Vienna requires a two-prong plug with round prongs. Computers require a European plug adapter and phone jack adapter that can be purchased at appliance stores.
Shopping in Vienna Shops are generally open from 9:00–19:00 on weekdays and from 09:00–18:00 on Saturdays. Shops are closed on Sundays, except for supermarkets at railway stations, some U-Bahn stations, and the airport.
Hotels Information on hotels offering discounts for IAEA meeting participants can be found on the website for IAEA meetings under “General Information”.The information contained in this brochure was compiled by the Conference Services Section, Division of Conference and Document Services.
|UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AT THE VIC|