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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-963-8687
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Description: Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by...
Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by touring the complex, even when it is in session. Important notice: Because of the new public access regulations and limitations starting June 2013, please also note that tour tickets will NOT be sold on premises and a guided tour ticket for visitors is required to enter the UN Headquarters.
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After seeing films and news reports and all sorts of video depicting the UN for years, I finally paid a visit to it. And it's pretty cool. Not just being in rooms such as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The UN visit is not included in the guide books, yet one can visit a part; provide proof of identity. The well-known tower houses the administration, low building contains exhibits, breakout rooms, and a good cafeteria. Guided tours allow an hour of very good understanding of the main missions of the UN, servicing humanity, and to visit the committee rooms... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The ideal is that this organization would help rout out the destructive forces in the world... but in reality it is merely a puppet for fanaticism, condones terrorism, condones the destructive forces of tyranny and butchery.

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

After seeing films and news reports and all sorts of video depicting the UN for years, I finally paid a visit to it. And it's pretty cool. Not just being in rooms such as the General Assembly where so much history is made. But the grounds and various exhibits are interesting as well. And then there's the global feeling of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We really enjoyed this Headquarters. OK the security was tight, with photo ID needed. Queues were well managed. Inside we joined a free tour with a South Korean guide who was very informative. We saw meetings in progress and the workings of the UN were well explained. If you take your passport to the basement you can get it stamped,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Long line to get inside. Lot of security and guards wich I am sure is necessary, but be sure you really want to come in here before you start waiting in line. Not allowed to take pictures in the front yard, the guards will emmediatelly come say no. Visitors cafe in the basement reminds me of a school caffeteria. Good... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Take the tour and eat lunch in the delegates' dining room if possible. (There is no entry fee but a guided tour costs a few bucks.) There were a lot of important meetings in progress on the day we visited (refugees from Syria, land mine removal, etc.) Of the 20 people on our tour my wife and I were the... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Security, security, security that is all I seen behind and in front of the high fences and armed guards, a sorry statement of our world today but that is the way of the world today

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We enjoyed seeing and talking to people from around the world. We did not have time for a tour so were able to visit some of the exhibits and view items in the lobby area.

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Chicago
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My daughter wants to be a diplomat so we decided to go here. I booked a time a month in advance. The tour was very organized. We got to see the security council and the general assembly. We were able to take a bunch of photos. The gift shop was surprisingly inexpensive.

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Campinas, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a great place to visit in NYC, where you can feel the inspiration to be in a place where all nations contribute to maintain. There are a guided tour, expositions, gift shop, cafeteria and even a meditation room.

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