United Nations

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Turtle Bay, New York
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  • Nicole z.
    "General assembly is AMAZING!"(7 Tips)
    Aroma Espresso Bar
    "local diplomats!"(6 Tips)
    Diego F.
    "Very important to have a guided tour so you don't miss anything."(36 Tips)
    Rebecca B.
    "... Fact; The site of the United Nations Headquarters has extraterritoriality status."(2 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 16, 2013
    Spend $16 to take an informative guided tour of the United Nations. Guides are available that speak a variety of different languages.
  • Yanique
    YaniqueAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely a place you need to check out whenever you visit the city,some of the world's biggest movers and shakers visit this place often! Security is super tight so proceed with caution.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KDecember 14, 2015
    Tour is informative and interesting - must do! Bring your passport for a special UN stamp, as building exists in its own 'nation'.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ironically, it is the Secretariat - where thousands toil at clerical jobs - that defines the complex. The General Assembly may be where votes are cast and speeches made, but it's a visual afterthought
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    See the world-famous diplomatic collective in action at the UN. Tours are available of this historic location, where nations have convened to discuss world issues for decades.
  • Ollie M.
    Ollie MartinMay 11, 2013
    The United Nations building is shown in the first scene of Live and Let Die (1973), where an MI6 agent is killed using a supersonic noise in his translation headphones.
  • Liviu Sorin H.
    Liviu Sorin HateganJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Buy tickets online (only)! No access without ticket. 18$, 13$ students. Can enter only up to 30 min before your tour! Can see Visitors Center for free only Saturdays and Sundays!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    The tour guide was really kind and knowledgable. One of my favorite places to tour in NYC.
  • 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.
  • 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
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lizzie H.
    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!
  • EPIX HD
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Camille
    CamilleAugust 11, 2012
    Extremely honored to have been invited to participate in the private taping of Beyoncé's video "I Was Here" for World Humanitarian Day. #IWASHERE
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergFebruary 16, 2012
    On 9/20/11, I discussed ways the City is addressing non-communicable diseases and our efforts to improve global public health. Watch my remarks: http://bit.ly/pG9g1B
  • Fabio
    FabioOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always great!! Check the cultural exhibit on 1st floor
  • Josh S.
    Josh SumnerDecember 21, 2015
    Remember to arrive early for your tour to go through security!
  • 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 :-)
  • Nik D.
    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
  • 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)
  • Best Delegate
    Best DelegateAugust 28, 2011
    Sign up for the UN tour and ask the tour guides about the elephant statue.
  • Nicole z.
    Nicole znuJanuary 12
    General assembly is AMAZING! They stamp your passport!
  • Alan L.
    Alan LiangJuly 18, 2013
    You need to book a tour online before visiting.
  • Mr. Spotlight
    Mr. SpotlightOctober 22, 2014
    Make sure to check tour availability 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
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShrigleyDecember 8, 2013
    Bring your translator device or down load one to your smartphone.
  • William K.
    William KingJuly 30, 2015
    It feels different to visit UN HQs to carry out a special mission~
  • Clive D.
    Clive DuanMarch 22, 2015
    Weekend was not enter main builds, it's off, only can view the shop and exhibition hall
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1
    Don't forget to have your passport here for the stamp in the postal office
  • Andy D.
    Andy DMay 17, 2011
    take the tour with the Malaysian guy. he was very friendly and a great guide Read more
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