United Nations Headquarters, New York City

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. Arrange your visit to United Nations Headquarters and discover more family-friendly attractions in New York City using our New York City trip itinerary maker website .
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  • We did a UN tour during our visit and were glad we did. The tour takes you into all the main halls of the UN which is a great experience. Buy tickets before you go! You can even send your postcards he...  more »
  • Visit the UN is important primarily because of the importance and celebrity of this building. True for those who are interested in international relations. It is important to choose time-in the halls may be meeting and there is a risk to not see them inside. Really do not recommend taking a tour on the Russian language. We have an excursion led girl from Lithuania, who now works at the United Nations. Before the tour start date we said that we were very fortunate that the tour will go to Russian. As we later realized quickly girl clearly have got excited that we were lucky. Perhaps sometime during her childhood she knew Russian language, but conducting tours revealed that her Russian language is very limited. She said with emphasis and allowed a lot of grammatical errors as a result of this distracted from the content of the tours and we unwittingly recorded the attention to her faults. In addition, the tour was extremely superficial. It is better to take a guided tour in English.
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Easy, affordable and well structured. You can learn a lot in a short tour of the building.  more »
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  • Beautiful interior. Very interesting to see inside the UN headquarters, and when we were there, there were a few educational displays about indigenous groups of the world and projects that the UN is involved in.
  • The headquarters of the United Nations is a stunning complex that anyone should visit on their first trip to New York City. The buildings are surrounded by original sculptures and statues. The guided visits are very informative and the friendly guides answer all your questions. The pieces exhibited inside recall amusing, creative or emotional anecdotes tracing back the history of what might be the world's most important intergovernmental organization.
  • When it's dust all the flags go down. There are tours here and a gift shop. Adjacent park has many nice statues.
  • Great place to visit. Tour guide was very good. Interesting to see the inside of general assembly and security council. You don't have to have a tour booked to go inside the complex (but you do to see the general assembly and council chambers). You must check in St security office across the road from entrance before going through the security check.
  • First of all, I have to say, the UN building itself is majestic and grand. If you are visiting NYC, and you do not check UN out, you are doing it wrong. Before you enter UN, you have to go to visitor check-in office to obtain a visitor pass, which is located in opposite the street. Staffs will check your ID, ask you have you ever been to UN before and take a quick photo of you, finally, hand a visitor pass to you. Make sure visitor pass was pasted on visible place of you (like arm or chest) before you enter UN. If you want to know UN better, you can book your tour in advance on UN website, or hit up the tour desk which is in the end of lobby, but it would be better, if you prior check tour timetable online, especially foreign language tour. Independent visitors are only allowed to gift shop, post office, book store, cafeteria, lobby and outdoor square. There is a photo ops on first floor, which captured you are signing agreement. Cafeteria, post office, shops in the basement. There is a stamp desk next to post office, you can get one UN stamp on your passport or whatever for free as a keepsake. There are so many delicate craftwork from different country in gift shop.

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