ACUNS 23rd Annual Meeting

From 3-5 June 2010 the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS, took place in Vienna. This conference, which was co-organized by the University of Vienna, was held in three different locations, the Austrian Parliament, the Vienna International Centre and the University of Vienna. It was opened by the Rector of the University of Vienna, Prof. Georg Winckler, and featured a keynote address by Slovenian President Danilo Türk. In a number of Plenary Sessions und Workshop Panels representatives of International Organizations as well as academic experts discussed issues related to the General Topic of “New Security Challenges” facing the United Nations in the 21st century. Among the speakers were members of the Section for International Law of the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna, namely Prof. Gerhard Hafner, Dr. Christina Knahr, Prof. Irmgard Marboe und Prof. August Reinisch. The success of the conference was reflected by the considerable number of participants from Austria and abroad, who enjoyed the exciting academic program as well as the hospitality of the Austrian hosts.