The Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) monitors and controls the public administration on the federal, regional and municipal level in all of the federal Laender , with the exception of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. The protection and promotion of human rights also falls within the remit of the AOB.
Singerstrasse 17. PO Box 20 1015 Vienna
Free service number 0800/223 223 (daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Telephone number: (01) 515 05-0
Fax: (01) 515 05-150 / -190
Websites: http://volksanwaltschaft.gv.at/ | http://www.menschenrechtsbeirat.at/
They should be submitted in writing to the National Council by a member of the Council and relating to a matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative or executive branches at the federal level.
In Austria parliamentary petitions and citizens ‘initiative are both regulated by Federal Law - Rules of Procedure of the National Council, XVI. - Parliamentary Petitions and Parliamentary Citizens' Initiatives § 100.
Must be supported by at least 500 Austrian citizens who must be 16 years of age at the time they support it.
Parliament: Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Wien | Tel. +43 1 401 10-0
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485