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UNOG - Palais des Nations

8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland (Ariana)
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The UN building was good to see from the outside, the gardens were very green. We wandered around the perimeter. The three legged chair reminding people of the problems of landlines was poignant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our first stop from the airport in Geneva. It was worth the visit for a few photos. Didn't go for the guided tour as we didn't have enough time. But being outside was good enough for some photos. Parking is a bit hard if you're driving.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

You simply cannot come to Geneva and not to stop by the famous UN building. Buy the guided tour that lasts about 1:30.If you are lucky enough, you will see all the main halls(depends on their availability). In order to to that, I strongly recommend to arrive there during weekend.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The damaged giant chair opposite the main UN building has a pathos and impact you don't expect to feel. Perhaps because it is associated with Princess Diana's charity work with landmine victims - a striking and poignant reminder of the damage that landmines can do to human limbs...and to her work.

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kl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is worth to go and see the united nations European office in Geneva. There is a big broken chair as symbol of justice in front of UNOG which stand on three legs and reminds the tragedy caused to human lives and limbs by land mines.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was not expecting to enjoy the tour we took of the UN, but agreed to do it since it was only an hour long. However our guide had a sense of humor and made the tour much more interesting than I thought it would be. I enjoyed seeing all of the meeting rooms and the art. He also explained... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very interesting to see inside. The entrance is not at the main gate but up the hill across from the Red Cross building. Lines can be long so go early and be prepared to wait. You will need to show your passport and get a photo ID, this all takes time. I waited about 1.5 hours to get in and... More

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the United Nations Office at Geneva. I strongly recommend visiting this location to all those who travel to Geneva. They have tour guides there that speak in 15 languages that guide you in your journey to this historical place. As it has been mentioned in the Web site of UNOG, depending on the time of visit, you can... More

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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