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UNOG - Palais des Nations

8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland (Ariana)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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