U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna

The U. S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE) works with seven major organizations of the United Nations system based in Vienna: the International Atomic Energy Agency; the UN Office on Drugs and Crime; the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization; the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs; the UN Commission on International Trade Law; the International Narcotics Control Board; and the UN Industrial Development Organization, of which the U.S. is not a member. UNVIE also covers two Vienna-based export control regimes – the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement – the Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.

UNVIE’s mission is to conduct effective multilateral diplomacy with International Organizations in Vienna to advance U.S. national interests.

To pursue this agenda, UNVIE employs 33 officers and 15 staff supported by an operating budget of $1.5 million. UNVIE also monitors the use more than $300 million in U.S. contributions to international organizations in Vienna.

UNVIE is headed by Ms. Nicole Shampaine, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Vienna and U.S. Permanent Representative to the IAEA.

Acting Deputy U.S. Representative Mr. Ike Reed oversees three sections within the Mission: the International Atomic Energy Agency Section, the United Nations Affairs Section, and the Arms Control Section as well as Public Diplomacy and Policy and Research Analysis teams. Mission administrative support is provided by the Joint Management Office, part of the U.S. Embassy to Austria. UNVIE’s staff includes representatives from the Department of State, the Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

UNVIE receives over 1,000 U.S. Government and national laboratory visitors a year, from Cabinet to working-level, who participate in the work of Vienna-based international organizations or consult with UNVIE staff. UNVIE supports over 100 major policy meetings annually ranging in length from one day to two weeks.

A history of UNVIE can be found here.