ARCC Austria

Austria’s risks include avalanches in the Western alpine part of the country and flooding in the Eastern part with rivers such as the Danube. Austria is also threatened by Slovakian, German and Swiss nuclear installations close to its eastern, northern and western borders.

Vienna is one of the four headquarters of the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi. More than 4,000 employees from over 110 countries work for Vienna-based International organizations:

The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV);

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA);

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO PrepCom);

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO);

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC);

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA);

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL);

The International Narcotic Control Board (INCB);

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR);

The United Nations Information Service (UNIS);

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA);

The United Nations Register of Damage Caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (UNRoD);

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR);

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA); and

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR).

Austria is one of richest countries in the world (n° 11 worldwide on GNP per inhabitant). Its capital Vienna retains the top spot as the city with the world’s best quality of living, according to the Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey.

Austria has a longstanding culture of sustainable conduct. Accordingly, the production of nuclear originated energy has been prohibited by the constitution. In the fight against climate change, the transition to sustainable energy advances rapidly (today more then 30%).

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