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United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Categories: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • The gigantic building used as the headquarters of the UN (United Nations) fic in front of the East River, almost at the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Yields some good pictures. You have to get off at Grand Central Station and walk 6 blocks.
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  • Fold through the media and directly to see the headquarters of the un itself was fabulous, and the tour guide host there is also working in this tour, you can proceed with that pride in that they seem to have had the job. I felt a lot and would like to tour the viscosity recommended.
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  • Well - on the purpose of this organization you may be opinion yes split... The results obtained in this "hallowed halls" are for average Joe Yes often not traceable... However it is already impressive in the rooms to stand where the world politics should take place, where a State men and go out. This is also a place in the world where, if one is already there - should also be visited...
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  • 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.
  • This is an amazing place to be.. The experience of speaking in the central hall where many world leaders gather to deliberate on global issues was surreal. And of course, this is one place that humbles you as you step inside the building. We were treated to an amazing lunch buffet on the 10th floor food court. Was indeed an enlightening experience to share thoughts with decision makers and influencers from over a hundred countries.
  • I had the wonderful privilege of hosting an event here, as well as being a speaker on stage. The UN HQ is a gorgeous venue, an experience really. They have a piece of the Berlin wall, and a hilariously diverse collection of other historical artifacts and a series of beautiful exhibits. It is also of course the world's largest bureaucracy, sooo, getting in and out of the building is almost as bad as airport security. Ugh...
  • 5/10/16: It was such a great experience to visit the UN. The complex is amazing and impressive. I attended a public side-event meeting and just being in the environment with people with diverse backgrounds was great. It is excellent that the UN hosts these opportunities for the public. Everything from the "Ark of Return" memorial outside to the exhibitions inside was excellent!
  • The headquarters are vast and largely empty on the weekends, but busy on the weekdays, as is expected of the UNHQ. There is heavy security, so for anyone visiting the Secretariat, at least 45-60 min of waiting time should be expected (though less for weekend events, occasionally). The meeting rooms are extremely clean and well-kept, and the resources for delegates and members of organizations meeting in the HQ are plentiful. The cafes are convenient, and overall, the layout is very practical.
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