Members of V.I.C. Toastmasters club pose outside the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Many members are employees of Vienna-based UN organizations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and United Nations Office Vienna. The club has also had members from diplomatic missions, family members of employees and interns.
“The club plays a vital role in bringing people together in a friendly, celebratory and educative manner,” says Vice President Public Relations Maria Chepurina. “Multi-culturalism is a way of life at our club, and we inevitably represent the variety of cultures at the Vienna-based United Nations organizations.”