Lilly Gundacker lives in Austria with husband and five children in Kirchberg am Wagram, a wine growing country area about forty minutes from Vienna. Born in Australia with four brothers, her parents were born in what was then Czechoslovakia and met each other in France in 1951. They migrated to Australia and settled in Melbourne .
Lilly worked in Switzerland 1973 -1974 then returned to Australia in 1974.
Lilly studied Sociology at the University of Tasmania in 1983, then worked for Professsors World Peace Academy 1984 – 1986, from Canberra, Australia, organising conferences and publishing proceedings.
In 1986 Lilly went to America and did PR for Interdenominational Conferences for Clergy.
In 1988 married Josef Gundacker in a civil ceremony in Jacksonville, Oregon, USA conducted by Rev.Del. Gault,
an interdenominational Christian Pastor and former Jew.
1988 came to Austria with husband, Josef.
Josef and Lilly are dedicated to building world peace through ideal families. Their five sons (11 – 19) born in Austria, have all joined the Vienna Boys Choir.
While managing children and household for ten years at home, Lilly also supported her husband who was a travelling salesman, with customer care and office work.
After attending a computer course in 1999 began working as a foreign correspondent, in Vienna.
Enjoys mediating between cultures and peoples, German and English speaking.
2003 completed ECDL computer course followed by ACCESS Advanced Database Course.
2004 Organisations Assistant for F+U Wien, an adult education centre focussing on language courses.
2005 – 2007 worked at the General Secretariat of ICC – International Association for Cereal Science and Technology in Vienna, an International NGO, facilitating the publication of a seven language cereal dictionary, responsible for International secretarial duties, publications and database. 2007 office manager for Public Accountant.
Lilly is a founding member of the Women’s Federation for World Peace in Austria and has represented WFWP at the UN in New York, Geneva as well as international conferences in the USA, Netherlands, Germany and Korea. 2006 Lilly became secretary to WFWP Austria and completed a “Marriage and Family Enrichment” Seminar with UTS (Unification Theological Seminary) together with spouse Josef. Since 2002 WFWPI United Nations Representative to the non-government organisations (NGOs) in Vienna, active member of Committee on Peace and Committee on the Status of Women, Committee on Narcotic Drugs and Vienna Alliance (Crime Committee). 2007 launched Dignity of Women campaign in Austria with Elisabeth Riedl at the Forum on Trafficking at the United Nations (UN) in Vienna. 2008 Lilly assisted in the organisation of the Beyond 2008 Conference at the UN in Vienna as well as supporting the European HARP workshop in Seebenstein.
Concerned about Women’s issues and eager to share constructive ideas to contribute to improvement of situation of women based on promoting and encouraging stability in family relationships. 2007 “Gender Mainstreaming Course” at WIFI St.Poelten.
Lilly keeps up-to date and believes in life-long learning. She has experience teaching English as well as lecturing weekend workshops on Universal Principles and public speaking on other topics of interest.
Lilly enjoys mediating between cultures and peoples, speaking English, German and Czech. Her hobbies are communication and photography. Taken from www.herzundhand.at Last edited: 5th August 2008