The Institute for Environment, Peace and Development (IUFE) which was founded 1998 is based in Vienna. As a Think Tank the IUFE works alongside the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as in the fields of climate change, environmental protection, eco-social economy, peace keeping and education for sustainable development. IUFE’s targets are increasing public awareness and understanding and promoting broad political and civil discussion trough high quality information. The IUFE understands itself as a platform for an evidence-based dialogue and exchange of know-how on several levels. To the target group of IUFE belong politicians of municipalities and the national assembly as well as representatives of civil society, media, companies, public authorities, representation of interests, science and research.
Verein zur Förderung der Völkerverständigung is a partner organization of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and Organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of UNITED NATIONS. The organization’s activities are national andglobal. The organization includes high-level experts in the fields of economy, ecology, society/social issues and crime prevention.
The organizationworks with Governments and civil society to build on the momentum generated by Millennium Development Goals 3, 7, 8 and Sustainability.
The organization has been a member of the following NGO committees that support the work of the United Nations Office at Vienna: the NGO Committee on Ageing; the NGO Committee on the Status of Women; the NGO Committee on Peace; the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs; and the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development
It participated in the Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice that maintains relations with UNODC on the United Nations System. The organization has presented reports, statements, comments and expertise at seven United Nations committees on the subjects of ageing, peace, equality and empowerment for women, crime prevention and criminal justice, drugs and sustainable development.
OFO is the world’s first and largest station-free bike sharing platform. Aiming to tackle “the last mile” challenge in urban areas, it provides a convenient and affordable solution – reducing carbon emissions, easing traffic congestion, saving energy, and promoting better living along the way. ofo provides a service that empowers people and improves the lives of others who are impacted by the positive effects of cycling. As of today, ofo is ramping up operations in over 250 cities across 21 countries. It generates 32 million transactions daily and has provided over 200 million global users with 6 billion efficient, convenient and green rides, which have reduced carbon emissions by over 3.24 million tons in total, the equivalent of saving more than 920 million liters of gasoline or reducing 1.55 million tons of PM2.5 emissions.
UNESCO has broad mandates in the fields of education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information. UNESCO Club Vienna (UCV) was established in 2007 in consultation with the National Commission of Austria for the purpose of acting in UNESCO’s fields of competence at the grass root level. UCV is a member of the European Federation as well as the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) NGO in formal associate (ASC) relations with UNESCO and in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).