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UNOG - Palais des Nations

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Address: 8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)22 917 12 34
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After obtaining an ID as a visitor and passing through security check you wait as part of a guided tour which takes you around the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Take your passport for ID when going through the security check. Very interesting tour. As it's operational there may be private meetings in some of the rooms, however you can still see through the doors and you will visit 4 rooms on the tour. English and French language tours. Not open Sundays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Well truth be told; this is where my business takes me every 6 months. The building is an amazing structure, the halls are filled with art that is constantly changing, representatives from nations all over the world meet to find global solutions, the interpreters are amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

After obtaining an ID as a visitor and passing through security check you wait as part of a guided tour which takes you around the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, the Salle des Pas Perdus, Assembly Hall, Council Chamber etc. Tours are from Monday through Saturday, from 1000 to 1600 hrs. Entry fee is CHF 12

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The tour takes you through the building and as it is not a classical museum, note that you will see the UN staff walking/working. Several rooms are open to public but subject of availability at specific point in time (ie not possible to enter if a meeting takes place in that moment). Check tour schedule on internet and arrive 30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I attended a guided tour at the United Nations office and it was an eye opening tour for me. The tour guide took us to different conference rooms and some of them actually had meetings in progress. She explained the structure, the missons and various projects they are handling. I learned so much. Highly recommend!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The tour is about the history and uses of the Palais des Nations and is very interesting. Depending on the schedule of activities in the buildings and rooms, you can visit the different conference rooms (including the room used by the General Assembly). Also a beautiful view of the grounds. Would 100% recommend a visit! Make sure you bring your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I visit here often for business and I always feel impressed by the Palais. To me it's an iconic building symbolising a great international achievement. Well worth a visit.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was so looking forward to this visit and to taking my two children (aged 10 and 14), and it didn't meet expectations. I think this tour is probably highly influenced by the tour guide one gets. Ours was unable to develop rapport with the group and delivered her "script" in a fast, clipped, soft-spoken, almost robotic English. She didn't... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was excited to visit the UN headquarters during a recent trip to Geneva. The place holds a strong international significance and it was wonderful to go on a tour. It was particularly interesting to walk the "path of nations"/"allee des nations", the pathway between the flags of the UN member countries. I was surprised how quiet it is around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The guided tour gives a good idea of how the UN office in Geneva works, and also gives a general picture. The guides speak different languages so you are allotted a slot as per the language. The tour takes about an hour and show you should plan for at least 90 minutes after you are screened at the security. The... More 

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Address: 8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)22 917 12 34
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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