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United Nations Headquarters, New York City

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Most of the important functions of the United Nations are coordinated at United Nations Headquarters. Considered to be international ground, the complex includes the buildings of Secretariat, General Assembly, Library, and Conferences. See some of the main council chambers of the United Nations, and learn about the ways it deals with issues such as disarmament, peace and security, and human rights. Visit the postal counter where you can buy stamps that can only be mailed from the United Nations. The site also has a bookstore and shop where you'll find traditional handicrafts, gifts, and accessories. In order to be eligible for a tour, you need to purchase a ticket in advance online. Plan to visit United Nations Headquarters during your New York City vacation using our convenient New York City vacation generator.
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  • I enjoyed seeing this. It was interesting to see visit this and reflect on all the history that has occurred here. This is worth a visit.  more »
  • The visitation of the surroundings of the building is taken from across the street. The visitation of assemblies and meetings rooms have to be scheduled, or trying to fit in a tour that is not full. The guided tour is outsourced, and costs $22US per adult, $15 for students and seniors over 60 years. The guided tour was interesting, because the building is full of pieces of art donated by member countries and the explanation of parts. The stamp in the Passport can be obtained from the post office located in the basement, next to the souvenir shops--which despite being United Nations tax for New York ...
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  • This tour isnt always on a NYC bucket list of things to see but in some respects it ought to be. Regardless of your politics or world view, its very existence and the work that it does should engage t...  more »
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  • Full disclosure, I'm a freelance videoconferencing engineer at the UN. It's kind of like Star Wars, with peoples of many cultures and nationalities constantly flowing through that place. I love it. The grounds have landscaped gardens, beautiful sculptures, and a great view of the East River. Inside is immaculate, and filled with artwork. It's definitely worth a visit and tour. If you decide to visit, you must first go across the street(1st Ave) and get a visitors pass. Then you have to go through a basic airport security style checkpoint.
  • Security wasn't as bad as expected (take id). Tour was good but lacked energy. For example, we have recently toured the Supreme Court and that was much more animated. Nice exhibition in the foyer. Note that you can enter the building and view the exhibition for free, without booking a tour.
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  • The bar is nice. The delegates are ineffective. Well... one out of two is pretty good for the UN. Ignore the prevalent anti-Americanism seeping from its inhabitants (it's primarily defensive insecurity / empire envy).
  • Amazing learning the history, free to get in but recommend buying the tour so you can see it all.