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UN: World Humanitarian Day - 19.8.2016

Commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day, scheduled to take place on Friday, 19 August 2016 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations.



Verein GENBAKU NO HI in cooperation with The NGO Committee on Peace, Vienna and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna invite you to the

2016 GENBAKU NO HI Event

Friday, 05 August 2016, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Vienna International Centre, Rotunda

Speeches by:

Ms. Yuko Gulda, Verein GENBAKU NO HI

Ms. Philine Scherer-Dressler, the NGO Committee on Peace, Vienna

Ms. Alissa Jachs, a voice of youth

Additional speakers will be announced

Artistic Programme:

Japanese musical performances

Traditional Japanese tea ceremony

Origami corner

Exhibitions: Ikebana - Posters for Peace

UN: International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) 2016
The theme for the 2016 International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) is 'Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future'.
The slogan coincides with the theme of implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to which the cooperative movement has pledged its commitment. It also echoes the slogan of the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives, which will take place in October 2016 and address cooperative engagement in SDG achievement.
In September 2015, the UN Member States adopted a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, containing the seventeen SDGs. In paragraphs 41 and 67 of the outcome document, cooperatives are acknowledged within the private sector as important actors in implementing the Agenda. Cooperatives are similarly mentioned in paragraphs 13, 35 and 39 of the Financing for Development outcome document adopted in August 2015.
UN: Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum
UN Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna

Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

5 and 6 July 2016

Vienna International Centre (VIC)

The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna is organizing the first Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum on 5 and 6 July 2016. The Forum will bring together professionals working in disarmament, non-proliferation and development at various international organizations, the private sector and in the NGO community.

The aim of the event is to support the participation of women in decision-making processes on peace-related issues. A unique feature of the Forum will be a Job Fair, showcasing career opportunities of key stakeholders in peace-related fields, building bridges between young professionals and potential employers.

The Jean Walter-Paul Guillaume Collection

The Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection is one of the finest European collections of paintings. It comprises 146 works, from the 1860s to the 1930s, collected for the most part by Paul Guillaume, an impassioned young French art dealer. From 1914 until his death in 1934, he amassed an extraordinary collection of several hundred paintings, from Impressionism to Modern Art, along with pieces of African art. When he died, at the height of his career, rich and famous throughout Europe and in America, he was planning to found a museum. His widow Domenica, remarried to the architect Jean Walter, transformed and reduced the collection while also making new acquisitions. She wanted to name the collection after both her husbands when the French State acquired it in the late 1950s. From then on, the collection was destined for display at the Musée de l'Orangerie.

Currently, it comprises 25 works by Renoir, 15 by Cézanne, 1 each by Gauguin, Monet and Sisley, all from the Impressionist period.

From the 20th century, the museum boasts 12 works by Picasso, 10 by Matisse, 5 by Modigliani, 5 by Marie Laurencin, 9 by Douanier Rousseau, 29 by Derain, 10 by Utrillo, 22 by Soutine and 1 by Van Dongen.

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