Inauguration of exhibition on illicit wildlife products seized by Austrian customs

With the participation of
UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov
and the

Austrian State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Jochen Danninger


Photo opportunity

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, at 13:15


Vienna, 9 May 2014 - Media are invited to attend the inauguration of the exhibition on illicit wildlife products seized by Austrian customs. The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria, Jochen Danninger, will inaugurate the exhibition during the 23rd session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

WHEN: Tuesday, 13 May 2014, at 13:15

WHERE: M building M-01, Vienna International Centre

After delivering opening remarks, Mr. Fedotov and Mr. Danninger will pose with samples of seized ivory.

Journalists will have the possibility to ask questions at the exhibition inauguration.

Following the photo-opportunity, a special expert event on wildlife crime will take place from 13:30 to 15:00 where the Austrian State Secretary will also speak. This event is also open to media.

Media representatives who wish to attend the special expert event and/or the photo opportunity and who are not accredited to the VIC should write to press[at]

Access to the M-building is via Checkpoint One of the Vienna International Centre.

For further information please contact:

Preeta Bannerjee
Information Officer, UNODC
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5764
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5764
Email: preeta.bannerjee[at]


Reka Furtos
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
Email: reka.furtos[at]