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The Vienna International Centre (VIC), colloquially also known as UNO City in Vienna, is the campus and building complex hosting United Nations organizations in Vienna, Austria.
The VIC , designed by Austrian architect Johann Staber, was built between 1973 and 1979. Initial idea of setting up international organization in Vienna came from prime minster Dr. Bruno Kreisky.
Six Y-shaped office towers surround a cylindrical conference building for a total floor area of 230,000 square metres. The highest tower stands 120 metres tall, enclosing 28 floors.
About 5,000 people work at the VIC, which also offers catering, banking, postal and shopping facilities. Larger conferences can be accommodated in the neighbouring Austria Center Vienna, a conference and exhibition centre with a capacity of 6000.
The VIC is an extraterritorial area. A major UN site along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi, the VIC hosts several organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV),
including Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
Two other notable international organizations headquartered in Vienna, OSCE and OPEC, occupy facilities outside the VIC.