Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and in the developing world. This project-based program is organized for the sole purpose of benefitting children in need.
Membership in the UNWG is open to any woman who is a staff member or the spouse of a staff member of the United Nations Organizations or Permanent Missions to these organizations in Vienna. Through activities such as language classes, yoga, walk-run, crafts, book discussioons and poetry reading, we learn about each other's culture and explore many facets of living in Vienna and in Austria.
For over 50 years, the UNWG has organized a day-long annual International Festival Bazaar for the public with free admission. In this time, more than €5 million has been raised for children's charities around the world.
The Kiosk has been operating for more than 25 years since it was started by the UNWG Vienna. The Kiosk is the daily fundraiser of the UNWG; A unique feature in the UNWG profile. Operated by member volunteers, the Kiosk sells gift items from around the world, sustainable products, and their own handmade jewelry. The proceeds of this operation contribute a significant amount to the UNWG's charity funds.