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UNOG - Palais des Nations

8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland (Ariana)
41 (0)22 917 12 34
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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Arrived in the evening but saw the building from the outside, not at all impressive but a good site. The building can be photographed from outside. Lots of flags and not many people , however it is located by a bus/tram station so easily accessible . Note the Broken Chair monument opposite the building

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is my second visit to this Palais des Nations but I still like it and take more selfie this time. not only in front of the gate but also at the Chair Memorial in front of the building.

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Vaud
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Too bad. We have been waiting 30 minutes. Finally they let a group of students in and 5 persons. Then we learned that the visit was cancelled. Too many sessions. No visit anymore for today. No empathy. Just reference to their rules. Some asian tourists close to cry. Fortunately the red cross museum is just in front.

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The UN tour takes some patience to queue, get a ticket, go through security etc. However the tour I experienced was lead by an actual UN interpreter and over the course of an hour and lots of walking he provided a wonderful and most insightful commentary as well as showing us rooms where UN events occur. This was a really... More

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Ottawa Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just seeing outside of the UN is worth the visit! There are really cool fountains and large statues plus the Palais its self - worth a visit!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Pros: informative guided tour that gave an overview on the functions and history of the UN/ how the various rooms are used, which renewed my interest in international law which I studied a few years ago. Cons: too short (should have been 2 hours), could have been more informative on the legal-political side of the UN.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The guided tour was great, a very inspiring visit to know more about the histories and goals of the UN. The tour guide spoke excellent English and was very funny. This is a must go place in Geneva and is definitely underated.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went here on my 3rd day. Long wait till it opened to tourists but once inside, amazing tour. Apart from the building itself, and the magnificent art, the amount of organisations the UN is involved in is mind-boggling. WHO, IMF, WIPA, hundreds. Great guided tour. We missed the Peace Room on our tour, the best room, because, the delegates were... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had a great guided tour (even though there were some ignorant German and Chinese tourists that proceeded to talk over the poor guide!). Very factual, and even though I knew a fair amount about the UN, it was great to know some new facts and see where everything happens. Good price for what it was as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed this tour but you definitely need to leave yourself enough time. The Palais des Nations is an easy but long bus ride from the downtown area. Don't get off where the big chair is but continue to the next stop which is closer to the visitor's entrance. (Look at a map or ask your concierge. I don't remember... More

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