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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United Nations Headquarters Reviews
Walked across the street to get checked in, and that took about 20 min. No hats, no taking of pictures except if your own, like at the DMV. Then we walked back across and had to wait in the line, anot... more »
This facility is well worth visiting and booking their official guided tour for a small fee. It's certainly a most impressive building and must cost an absolute fortune to run. The tour Guide was very... more »
I had no idea what I missed in previous trips to New York by not going to the UN headquarters. I was absolutely floored at the quality of the tour and how much of the UN we got to see. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable about the UN, the art, and any other questions we had. There is a lot to see even outside the tour, so arrive a little early or stay a little late. they were able to accommodate our group of 12. We bought tickets early online which made everything very easy.
I got emotional when I entered the building for the first time. I went to NYC for a model UN and I absolutely had a wonderful experience. Entrance procedures took a long time but it was obviously for a good cause: security was strict. I felt safe.
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