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UNOG - Palais des Nations

8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland (Ariana)
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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My family recently toured the UN Office in Geneva. Our tour guide was nice and I felt like I gained a better understanding of the work that is done at the UN at Geneva. The tour was an hour long, which I felt was just the right amount of time. This is a must do for anyone interested in human... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I visited the buildings with a group of school students and was blown away by the whole experience. The one hour tour was fantastic, with a very knowledgable guide and we saw many areas that were both stunningly beautiful but also historically significant. As we were a school group we also booked lunch in the restaurant, which was a great... More

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a really interesting place to see and our tour guide gave us very informative one hour tour of the place and UN history. Only downside was, that it took quite long time to get in; you had to queu to security control, then to front desk, then to ticket sales and then you had to wait for your... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Palais des Nations is quite impressive...if only for undertaking the challenge to try and better the world in so many ways. The tour is enlightening and certainly explains the mechanics of the organization. But what impressed me the most was all the wonderful art on display. It comes from every nation and includes timely exhibits. The biggest problem is... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When in Geneva the United Nations tour is a must. Unlike other tours or museums, at the UN you have the chance to see daily life at the UN. You see Delegates in action. Many of our world's human rights and humanitarian recommendations are decided upon here and to be amongst this is fascinating. Your guided tour teaches you about... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Its time to visit this place, a symbolic of international union. . A lot of people to come to this building for taking pictures in front of UNO sign...

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We only visited the exterior of the Palais of Nations. Tram 15 and several buses take you right to the front of the water fountains. In July on a hot summer day, the dancing water fountains were lovely. We took pictures of the flags of nations. You can arrange to get a guided tour for a fee, but we did... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I took the guided tour of the UN and really enjoyed our experience. This is truly a must-see when visiting Geneva. We learned so much about the history of the UN, and about the countries that make up the UN. Our tour guide was great, answering tons of questions and showing us rooms and their features, and... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

it is housed in the beautiful ariana park in geneva.it is the home of the office of the united nations.at the entrance are flags depicting the member countries n when seen from across the street it looks beautiful.makes for a lovely pic.the bldg is supposed to house the un human rights council n many other such agencies.we dint get a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Dropby for a visit here as part of our tour group sightseeing. Must say we were very impressed with the buildings structure and nice architectural designs and once inside somehow you will feel a sense of peacefulness and calmness, perhaps due to the tranquil environment with lovely flower and greenery around. In order to go into the buildings as a... More

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