In 2017 the UNWG celebrates our 50th

To celebrate 40 years of friendship and charity, we invite you to meet some of our members.
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Joining Hands to Help Children
  Video: what's the UNWG 2017 marked the 50th year of the United Nations Women’s Guild Vienna, since it was founded in 1967. The twin branches of this sturdy oak are friendship and charity. Currently the UNWG has more than 500 members from over 100 different countries. Membership of the UNWG provides an immediate resource for women arriving in Vienna, to find out about this beautiful cityand its facilities.  
From the many varied activities that the UNWG provides, we can develop friendships with members from all over the world, to enhance a respect for different cultures. Whilst enjoying ourselves, we raise money for children in need, mainly through the annual Bazaar held in December, but also through activities and tours held throughout the year.  Language should never be a barrier. Guild members come from many countries and there is always someone

Belinda Leslie (Australia), Shreela Shrestha (Nepal/Australia), Diana Oyugi (Kenya)

  Shosho Ruiqing, Anna
Shosho Baghdoyan (Austria), Anna Fenopetova (Russia) and Ruiqing Zhou (China)
who speaks the same language. There are many conversational groups organized by the Guild that helps members to become familiar with other languages and cultures.
Membership of the UNWG is open to any woman who is a staff member or a spouse of a staff member of the United Nations Organizations or Permanent Missions to these organizations in Vienna. A monthly newsletter and weekly is available to all members either online or via post.
The Guild has a General meeting, usually the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August.A very popular Welcoming Coffee is held the fourth Wednesday of every month, except July and August.  Very often this includes a cultural programme beautifully presented and followed by food from the particular region of the hosting country.
To provide practical information on employment in Vienna for spouses of employees of the Vienna-based UN organizations, permanent missions and embassies, we have compiled a “Career Guide Book”. The latest version was published in November 2011. Click >>here for a copy in PDF.
We also provide help and advice to members who have difficulties. The Family Support Committe, composed of a small group of experienced members with multiple languages, advises members on an individual and confidential basis. To this end, the UNWG compiled and published a booklet on resources available in Vienna, “Finding Help in Vienna.” Click >>here for a copy in PDF.

Many of the activities revolve around exploring Vienna and the outskirts.  This is a marvelous way to get to know our host country.  The tours and activities are designed to enhance the full experience by offering exceptional guides and arrangements. There are guided tours to art exhibitions, galleries, places of historical and topical interest, and day trips to surrounding areas.
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Elena Starovoit (Russia) sharing photographs with a little friend in Myanmar

Visit BadanVisiting Baden bei Wien with friends and family on an early Spring day.


The Guild also sponsors tours outside Austria for our members.  These trips are usually organized by our members, often in conjunction with the embassy or knowledgeable people from the country being visited.  The trips are a golden opportunity to explore new places in the company of good friends. We have been to such diverse countries as India, China, Thailand, Armenia, Kenya, Morocco, Germany, Russia, Portugal and Azerbaijan and many others.
Additionally, the Guild has many regular activities for our members to pursue special interests and to meet other members in smaller groups.

For women interested to join the UNWG as a member or volunteer, please contact the UNWG Membership Chairwoman: »

All proceeds from fundraising go to projects for children in need.

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