international festival charity bazaar

The UNWG organizes an annual one-day International Festival Bazaar for the public with free admission.  There are gift items for sale from around the world and special food and drink offered by kitchens from 80 countries.  There are also international cultural performances for the family. UNWG members and volunteers from the international communities in Vienna take part in the Bazaar. Embassies and international missions to the UN have provided support through the years.  Austrian and international businesses also contribute to the success of the Bazaar. Since 1968, the Bazaar has raised over €5 million for charity.
Because of the pandemic, no Bazaar was held in 2020. The Bazaar is also cancelled for 2021 as the pandemic situation has not subsided. We expect to present the next bazaar in 2022, continuing our mission of raising funds for children in need.

National Goods

UNWG members, with support from their embassies or permanent missions to the UN, offer a selection of their national goods for sale.  All proceeds go to children's charities selected by the UNWG.

world cuisine

Our members offer food and drink from their national cuisine for sale. Most dishes are freshly prepared in our members' homes using traditional ingredients. A taste of the best street food from around the world.

Crafts by UNWG

In the spirit of reduce, recycle and renew, many regular activities of the UNWG produce beautiful hand-crafted items. UNWG activities include collecting books in all languages, making quilts and needle work projects, collecting and sorting old coins and stamps, growing houseplants, and collecting and sorting gently used clothing and household goods for sale at the Bazaar.


Young talent and children proudly present their national costumes with dance and music on the stage at the Bazaar. Professional artists and the international community all share the stage, creating a kaleidoscope of sound and color.

Bazaar 2019 Participating organizations

Participating nations

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzeg.
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran (Islamic Rep of)
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Vietnam

UNWG & other participants

  • Books (used books in many languages)
  • Charity Second-Hand Shop
  • Kiosk (souvenirs and gifts) 
  • Coins Collection
  • Plants (fresh cut and potted plants) 
  • Surprise Corner (small donation brings great joy)
  • Drinks
  • Stamps & crafts 
  • Garderobe
  • Tombola
   +12 Austrian and Austria-based NGOs

Major donors Bazaar 2019

  • Austria Center Vienna
  • Bank Austria
  • City of Vienna
  • Air China
  • OPEC
  • Esbjerg
  • HH Bauen/Wohnen/Investieren
  • Star Fitness

Summary of Bazaars 2011-2021

The UNWG has organized the Bazaar for over 50 years in Vienna. Click below for summaries of the last ten years:

2011     2012     2013     2014     2015    2016    

2017     2018     2019     2020-2021


Bazaar contact

Bazaar Organizing Committee:

UNWG Vienna Office: