On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) we are
honoured to be the hosts of the 44th United Nations Inter-Agency Games (UNIAG) and we are
delighted to confirm that the Games will take place, here at the home of the IAEA, in Vienna, Austria
3 – 7 May 2017.
Widely known as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization within the United Nations family, the
IAEA is the international centre for cooperation in the nuclear field. The Agency works with its
Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of
The IAEA headquarters are located in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) which we share with our
colleagues from UNOV/UNODC, UNIDO and CTBTO. The VIC is easily accessible using public
transport with a Metro (‘Ubahn”) stop in front of the VIC. We are fortunate to have a sports facility
“Sports Centre Donau City” within walking distance from the VIC, which can facilitate approximately
80% of the UNIAG disciplines. The remaining facilities will be within easy access by public transport.
Pending final confirmation, the following disciplines will be organized for IAG 2017:
Athletics Men & Women, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Cricket, Darts, Football
Men & Women, Golf, Petanque, Pool-Billiards (Eight Ball), Swimming Men & Women, Squash,
Table Tennis Men & Women, Tennis, Volleyball Men & Women.
Please note that a minimum of 4 teams per discipline is required for competitions to take place.
As many of you will know, Vienna is a great city, with a rich history, wonderful architecture, and
plenty to see and do. However, as most other capital cities, Vienna also hosts many international
conferences and meetings which make securing large-scale hotel accommodation difficult.
With this in mind, the IAG Organizing Committee (IAGOC), with the support of the UNIAG
Secretariat, has decided to propose a new concept for the IAG and to exclude hotel accommodation
from the usual UNIAG package. This means that in addition to the travel to and from Vienna,
accommodation will be left to participants to arrange themselves.