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.

The UNWG suspended the International Charity Bazaar in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  A smaller Bazaar was held in 2022 at the Marx Halle due to the residual effects of the pandemic. We were able to raise funds to cover the cost with some surplus for our children’s charity fund. With the funds raised at the 2022 Bazaar and money raised by other UNWG activities, the UNWG was able to grant €60,326 in 2023 to children's charities in nine countries. (See the Charity page for details,)

In 2023 the UNWG will organize the International Bazaar again. We will return to the Austria Center Vienna on Saturday 9 December 2023. Watch this space for further details.

We welcome your generous support of children in need.
We accept cash and in-kind donations.

To make your cash donation, please deposit directly to the UNWG Charity account in Bank Austria:
IBAN: AT61 1200 0006 9000 1300;  BIC: BKAUATWW

For enquiries on donations, please contact Gerda Hofer or

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

UNWG activities include collecting and selling books in all languages, old coins and stamps, and gently used clothing and household goods. Other activities are making quilts, needlework, and growing houseplants. These items are 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 2022 Participating organizations

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Participating Nations

UNWG & Other Participants

UNWG and several Austria-based NGOs take part in the Bazaar.  UNWG offers sale of books (new and used), gently used clothing and goods, collection of antique stamps as well as environmental-friendly souvenirs usually sold in the VIC Kiosk. In addition, UNWG organises a Tombola, a Surprise Corner ("small donation brings great joy") and the Garderobe in the Bazaar.

Austria-based NGOs:
• Dr. Adolf Lorenz Schule
• Jugend am Werk
• Kindertraeume
• Rheumalis
• SHG Pulshiv

Bazaar 2022 Partners & Donors

Partner Institutions

Major Donors


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: