United Nations

Embassy / Consulate and Monument / Landmark
Turtle Bay, New York
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    "General Assembly Buildings"(7 Tips)
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    "local diplomats!"(6 Tips)
    nova n.
    "United Nations headquarters New York"(3 Tips)
    Diego F.
    "Very important to have a guided tour so you don't miss anything."(36 Tips)
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  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KDecember 14, 2015
    Tour is informative and interesting - must do! Bring your passport for a special UN stamp, as building exists in its own 'nation'.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 16, 2013
    Spend $16 to take an informative guided tour of the United Nations. Guides are available that speak a variety of different languages.
  • Yanique
    YaniqueAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely a place you need to check out whenever you visit the city,some of the world's biggest movers and shakers visit this place often! Security is super tight so proceed with caution.
  • Liviu Sorin H.
    Liviu Sorin HateganJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Buy tickets online (only)! No access without ticket. 18$, 13$ students. Can enter only up to 30 min before your tour! Can see Visitors Center for free only Saturdays and Sundays!
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ironically, it is the Secretariat - where thousands toil at clerical jobs - that defines the complex. The General Assembly may be where votes are cast and speeches made, but it's a visual afterthought
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    See the world-famous diplomatic collective in action at the UN. Tours are available of this historic location, where nations have convened to discuss world issues for decades.
  • Ollie M.
    Ollie MartinMay 11, 2013
    The United Nations building is shown in the first scene of Live and Let Die (1973), where an MI6 agent is killed using a supersonic noise in his translation headphones.
  • Florencia L.
    Florencia LujaniJanuary 3, 2013
    The guided tour is $16, lasts for approximately 45-60 min and it's really good: you get to see the security council, the general assembly, some expositions and more.
  • Bob L.
    Bob LieserAugust 22, 2010
    Wonderful educational tours of the UN are available here, provided by knowledgeable guides who speak multiple languages. There's also a great bookstore.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 20, 2015
    Get your passport stamped in the post office downstairs and send a letter or postcard with a UN stamp! Free WiFi. There is a small Starbucks downstairs too.
  • Cheyenne S.
    Cheyenne SchenckApril 11, 2016
    The tour guide was really kind and knowledgable. One of my favorite places to tour in NYC.
  • Fernanda S.
    Fernanda SeccoOctober 18, 2011
    The tour cost $16, but I loved. You got to walk around UN, know more about their story and projects they are involved. Higly recommended if you love IR.
  • The White House
    The White HouseNovember 23, 2011
    President Obama delivered an address to the United Nations General Assembly on overcoming the numerous challenges that stand in the way of a lasting peace. Read more
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasJune 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Secretariat and General Assembly Buildings are undergoing renovation works which are expected to be completed by 2013. Don't expect to take great pictures of these architectural landmarks.
  • Aroma Espresso Bar
    Aroma Espresso BarOctober 21, 2011
    Aroma Espresso Bar @ 42nd St. is just a block away from the U.N. Great coffee, delicious food and a hotspot for local diplomats! Read more
  • Eric R.
    Eric RyanNovember 5, 2011
    Contemplate war and peace in the UN Meditation Room. It's not part of the tour, but open to the public. Hang a left at the Chagall stained glass window.
  • MoMA
    MoMAJune 17, 2013
    UN Headquarters is a MoMA: Landmarks of Modern Architecture Scavenger Hunt location! Show your checkin at MoMA (6/17-7/31) to receive $5 off 1 regular admission ticket! http://bit.ly/13Acm3l
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweJuly 9, 2010
    ...visit this historical plaza/building located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood and experience or feel like being a Diplomat stepping onto international territory with all its extraterritoriality... Read more
  • Dmtr
    DmtrSeptember 25, 2015
    Definitely book a tour online & visit. If you have a passport bring it to get the special UN stamp
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxFebruary 9, 2015
    While the visitor center is open to all, a tour of the actual facility must be arranged in advance.
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownJuly 14, 2013
    Built in 1952 and designed by Architect, Wallace K. Harrison. Height is 155 metres (509 ft). Fact; The site of the United Nations Headquarters has extraterritoriality status.
  • Begüm H.
    Begüm Hepelmas BektaşJanuary 17, 2013
    a must-see location esp. if you are into IR:)
  • Vee B.
    Vee BeeFebruary 11, 2013
    All the 42 flags are taken down from the front of the building at 3pm and all day at weekends.
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaAugust 20, 2012
    by an international committee of architects, the United Nations Board of Design. The most notable of the architects were Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier and Wallace K. Harrison, who headed the board.
  • Jeunes avec Villepin
    Jeunes avec VillepinFebruary 13, 2012
    The French Foreign Secretary, Dominique De Villepin, won unprecedented applause at the United Nations last month for an impassioned speech against war on Iraq, or immediate war on Iraq.
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HatfieldMarch 13, 2016
    Tours here are great! Got to see the Security Council chamber and General Assembly room where they were filming an episode of Madame Secretary. Easy to reserve tickets too!
  • John H.
    John HFebruary 3, 2012
    If you are a stand-in delegate from your country, give yourself an extra hour for them to contact your embassy and confirm you, and put diplomat plates on your drivers' car before you go to meetings.
  • J
    JOctober 29, 2015
    Taking a tour? Arrive there early to go through security! We got there 45 minutes early and just barely made it.
    EPIX HDJuly 7, 2011
    The covert organization S.H.I.E.L.D., which includes members suchas Iron Man and Thor, was founded by Nick Fury and is under thejurisdiction of the United Nations.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 5, 2011
    Interesting Facts:The 185 flags in front of the UN Headquarters represent each member state in alphabetical order, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.The United Nations is technically not on United State
  • Saad F.
    Saad FiMeMay 17, 2013
    Do the tour and ask the UN to make it more interesting in the entrance to attract the general public :-)
  • Josh S.
    Josh SumnerDecember 21, 2015
    Remember to arrive early for your tour to go through security!
  • Fabio
    FabioOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always great!! Check the cultural exhibit on 1st floor
  • Nik D.
    Nik DawsonMay 7, 2016
    Do the $20 tour. Get the tickets across the road. Worth it.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FMay 22, 2015
    Very important to have a guided tour so you don't miss anything.
  • Andres
    AndresMarch 28, 2015
    Take the guided tour, a definitively worthwhile experience
  • Nicole z.
    Nicole znuJanuary 12, 2016
    General assembly is AMAZING! They stamp your passport!
  • Best Delegate
    Best DelegateSeptember 6, 2011
    NMUN, NHSMUN, and GCIMUN host their conference opening ceremonies in the GA Hall! Don't touch the earpieces (security guards get upset)
  • Mr. Spotlight
    Mr. SpotlightOctober 22, 2014
    Make sure to check tour availability before visiting...
  • Best Delegate
    Best DelegateAugust 28, 2011
    Sign up for the UN tour and ask the tour guides about the elephant statue.
  • Alan L.
    Alan LiangJuly 18, 2013
    You need to book a tour online before visiting.
  • David P.
    David PessahApril 11, 2014
    Here for #mfsi2014? Check out the Wayla and add your perspective http://app.wayla.com/events/-JKFpfOa3FgHcXMqsk35
  • Sündos K.
    Sündos Kad3 weeks ago
    As a Syrian citizen I have a lot to say at the front of this building! Sham on you..
  • William K.
    William KingJuly 30, 2015
    It feels different to visit UN HQs to carry out a special mission~
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShrigleyDecember 8, 2013
    Bring your translator device or down load one to your smartphone.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1, 2016
    Don't forget to have your passport here for the stamp in the postal office
  • Clive D.
    Clive DuanMarch 22, 2015
    Weekend was not enter main builds, it's off, only can view the shop and exhibition hall
  • Andy D.
    Andy DMay 17, 2011
    take the tour with the Malaysian guy. he was very friendly and a great guide Read more
  • Oliver M.
    Oliver MMarch 7, 2016
    No tours on Sunday means no crowds. Check in across the street for access.
  • Silvia S.
    Silvia S.November 12, 2011
    Take the tour! Free wifi. Post a unique card from United Nations Post Office
  • Eric R.
    Eric RyanNovember 5, 2011
    If you're interested in human rights like me, download book apps like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on your iPhone from the app store.
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    The United Nations relocated here from its first headquarters in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, in 1951.
  • SkinnybyTara
    SkinnybyTaraSeptember 18, 2013
    Spreading peace and love! Like SkinnybyTara on Facebook www.facebook.com/SkinnybyTara
  • Ihor S.
    Ihor ShevchenkoNovember 13, 2016
    gender equality
  • BestDelegate b.
    Sign up for the UN tour and ask the tour guides about the elephant statue.
  • Teresa
    TeresaOctober 15, 2010
    Get a tour if possible! Wonderful views and wonderful history!
  • Bloomberg TV
    Bloomberg TVJuly 13, 2012
    It took almost 40 years to repay the US government for the $65m loan to build the UN headquarters, with the last installment of $1m paid back in 1982
  • Compass
    CompassMay 16, 2014
    Venture to the United Nations headquarters and catch glimpses of diplomats and politicians.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SotnikovaOctober 16, 2016
    The visitor entrance is at 46th street. Check-ins are across the street.
  • Khuram K.
    Khuram KhanOctober 4, 2013
    Best view from 43rd street
  • Emme Jay
    Emme JayNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Celebrating women at the United Nations! #WomenWOW #WED
  • Paulina R.
    Paulina RiveraFebruary 6
    Amazing buuilding😱
  • Jerry Don O.
    Jerry Don OsborneNovember 23, 2013
    And I know where the money was. Such as none of it was illegal, but seized as such. I am Homeland. The last of one family. The governments wanted me to have it truly. Told to keep of a secret secured.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MinneciFebruary 20, 2015
    #UNAMembersDay celebrating the @UN's 70th Birthday and Youth Advocacy
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HemmingsOctober 22, 2010
    Get to sing the Beethoven 9th with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the KBS in the General Assembly room!
  • Jerry Don O.
    Jerry Don OsborneNovember 23, 2013
    Here is the second place the Army Ranger moved me to. He said it was not him that caused me grief. I believe him.
  • Nils B.
    Nils BuurmanAugust 30, 2016
    Very Interesting exhibition not very crowded
  • Paulino M.
    Paulino MichelazzoSeptember 16, 2011
    Guided tour cost $ 16 only in cash but you can found ATM @ sub level
  • nova n.
    nova naomiMarch 6
    United Nations headquarters New York
  • Karisa M.
    Karisa MaxwellAugust 7, 2014
    Uniting and empowering the world through sports! #YouthChangers #SPORTS195
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzOctober 2, 2014
    Check out the guy selling Che Guevara t shirts
  • Arnold
    ArnoldSeptember 9, 2011
    Look for the Dutch present! And did you find it.....?
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RNovember 21, 2010
    I would not pay for the tour! But still niice to see all the flags in person.
  • Vera
    VeraAugust 2, 2013
    Don't come here on sundays, it's closed that day.
  • S Y.
    S YusopJanuary 9
    Try and spot your flag!
  • Jude H.
    Jude H.August 23, 2011
    Photo exhibit alone worth the trip
  • AnyClip
    AnyClipApril 11, 2011
    The movie The Interpreter filmed scenes inside the UN Headquarters, watch it now! Read more
  • Elis F.
    Elis ForgeriniJanuary 15, 2015
    $18 to visit? To much expensive!
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoMarch 17, 2013
    Sucks if you come on the weekend. No tours.
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorMarch 22, 2016
    solid embassy
  • Sara R.
    Sara RahimAugust 27, 2014
    No cheeseburger here
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DoloAugust 11, 2014
    Taking the students to the UN today!
  • Joel M.
    Joel MoreJuly 27, 2012
    Almost done programming the 27th floor motorized blinds!
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OtaolaFebruary 1, 2016
    It's the UN. Enough said
  • Lucie K.
    Lucie KleckovaDecember 29, 2014
    Don't even bother to go inside, it's only gift shop...
  • Ahmed M.
    Ahmed MurthazaSeptember 26, 2013
    Best place to be
  • Yanique
    YaniqueAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make use of the free wifi!
  • Octa V.
    Octa VinoNovember 16, 2015
    Diplomatic venues
  • Ates K.
    Ates KaraDecember 22, 2011
    Tour ticket is only in cash Adult 16 child 9 student 11
  • Mikhail B.
    Mikhail BAugust 16, 2015
    There are no guided tours on the weekend. However there are fewer crowds and you can see exhibits indoors.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayMay 2, 2012
    Take a tour here! http://bit.ly/K1UCV4
  • Matty C.
    Matty CitoMarch 2, 2010
    go early if you have a meeting and have to go thru security. also no weapons...
  • Charles D.
    Charles DiazSeptember 17, 2013
    Peace, love and power.
  • Cecilia B.
    Cecilia BoyleOctober 17, 2012
    Great place
  • Great J.
    Great JakartaAugust 9, 2011
    Central American Commander this is not United Nation !
  • Cileen W.
    Cileen WilliamsAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Work.... Story of my life lol
  • Charlotte 💀
    Charlotte 💀August 8, 2014
    Saaie rondleiding!
  • Josh C.
    Josh CraddockOctober 12, 2011
    Attending the third committee meeting on the advancement of women.
  • Kiu C.
    Kiu ChengMay 14, 2011
    You can't bring water in
  • Kiu C.
    Kiu ChengMay 14, 2011
    Free WiFi available
  • François L.
    François LecatJuly 23, 2013
    La visite est assez courte, d'autant que la grande salle de l'assemblée générale est fermée pour travaux jusque septembre 2014, mais la visite de ce haut lieu vaut le coup.
  • Cristiane X.
    Cristiane XavierAugust 7, 2015
    Vale a pena conhecer e fazer o tour guiado ($18 por pessoa). Possui wi-fi. Lojinhas interessantes e café que quebra o galho :) água e banheiro perto do café no subsolo.
  • Contigo!
    Contigo!August 20, 2012
    Beyoncé passou por aqui e gravou um clipe lindíssimo e emocionante da música I Was Here, para a campanha World Humanitarian Day. Já viu? Conhece o projeto? Então, corre lá no nosso site! Read more
  • Alejandro G.
    Alejandro GuzmánJuly 7, 2016
    Excelente Tour, perfectamente explicado y completo.
  • Alessandra M.
    Alessandra MonteMarch 7, 2014
    Vale a pena o tour! Sobretudo para quem se interessa por política internacional!
  • Ettore B.
    Ettore B.August 17, 2015
    Un gito al tramonto Val la pena farlo
  • Jose Manuel V.
    Las exposiciones y la extraña magia del lugar.
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Belo passeio! Jardim aconchegante!
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BernerMarch 6, 2015
    Arquitetura, passeio ao ar livre
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CostaOctober 10, 2016
    Só visitei por fora. O prédio é imponente e bonito
  • José Raúl L.
    José Raúl Lozano J.January 6, 2014
    Compren los tickets para tours desde internet porque en el lugar no se puede.
  • Fernando A.
    Fernando AssisJanuary 8, 2016
    Um outro "país" dentro da cidade. Toura curtos, mas cheios de simbolismo.
  • Manoela G.
    Manoela GalvaoFebruary 20, 2015
    Vale o tour; super interessante
  • Érika V.
    Bem legal visitor o prédio.
  • Leo N.
    Leo NetoFebruary 22, 2011
    tour em português, é só marcar com antecedência.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CintraSeptember 22, 2012
    Faça tour, muito interessante
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