24 October 2018 | Presentation at the UN NGO Committee on Peace

Shabka is honoured to present its activities under the title “The young strategic civil society network: Fresh winds for peace in a changing world” at the ECOSOC NGO Committee on Peace of the United Nations in Vienna on 24. October 2018. Before the Forum of Representatives of International NGOs accredited at the United Nations Vienna Lukas Wank, the Director of Shabka, will talk about its origins, recent developments, formats and projects. The presentation will also focus on how Shabka is “squaring of the circle”: working strategically as a civil society network and what it activities in the Austrian Peace and Conflict Research community are.

This NGO Committee on Peace is a forum for exchange of information and views on peace issues among NGO representatives and facilitates contacts with various departments of the UN, its specialized agencies in Vienna and with UN related international activities. Representatives of 25 NGOs take part regularly in the activities of the Committee. Representatives of other international and national NGOs are invited to participate in the Committees information and discussion meetings when matters of interest to them are on the agenda.


Wednesday, 24 October 2018
16.00 pm


Vienna International Centre
C-Building, 2nd floor, Room C-0234


The invitation can be downloaded here.


Access to VIC: A VIC grounds pass is required to enter the Vienna International Centre.

Guests are welcome! Recipients of this invitation, or their guests, who do not hold a VIC grounds pass valid for the current year, are kindly requested to register by sending an email to [email protected] with the following details:

  1. Title: Mr. or Ms.;
  2. Separate indication of their family name and given name (as it appears in ID); 
  3. Date of birth; 
  4. Type of ID (passport, driving license…); and 
  5. The number of the ID document and country of issuance

Deadline for registration: Thursday 18 October 2018

Registered participants will be included in a list held by UN security at the main gate of the VIC. Please present this invitation along with your registered ID document at Gate 1 of the VIC. Please consider that formalities at Gate 1 may take time and kindly arrive sufficiently in advance of the meeting.

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