Top global development employers in Vienna: A primer

The statue of Archduke Karl at Heldenplatz across Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Photo by: Nelson Correia / CC BY-NC-SA

Every day, more than 4,000 people walk in and out of a massive complex on the Viennese banks of the Danube river. The campus features six Y-shaped towers encircling a cylindrical building as well as a conference facility that sees periodic gatherings of dignitaries stationed in the Austrian capital.

The Vienna International Center has been an international cooperation hub since the Austrian government handed over the property to the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency in 1979. Known as UNO City, the 180,000-square-meter area has extraterritorial status.

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.