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United Nations Headquarters

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Address: 405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
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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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I am a little bit of a politics geek, so when presented with the chance to visit the head quarters of the body established to try and keep our crazy planet from killing itself, I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very fortunate to be shown round by a UN project manager that my family knew. The building is amazing and the art work is even more amazing. If you are visiting and have time this is one of the places that I would recommend but it will take about 3 hours plus getting there and back as it's... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a little bit of a politics geek, so when presented with the chance to visit the head quarters of the body established to try and keep our crazy planet from killing itself, I couldn't say no. When you arrive you have to register across the road - not all that clear due to scaffolding, but the guards showed... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the United Nations headquarters this morning to take part in one of their guided tours. It started at 11:45 AM and finished around 1 PM. Our tour guide, Patricia (from Brazil) was very knowledgeable and friendly. I cannot tell you how informative this tour was; I learned things about the UN that were surprising! It was well... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tour which was informative and enjoyable due small groups-20 people. The security council chambers were shut to visitors due to it being in session, this was disappointing although very understandable! Great to see the gifts from countries as well as UN initiates. The checkin and security process was simple and friendly, however can be confusing due to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my second time visiting the UN Headquarters and it was great to see the UN in action again. Go across the road first to get your free ticket - you will need photo ID. Bring your passport as you can get it stamped at the UN post office. Once registered you go across the road to the UN... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour takes about an hour and gives a brief overview of the United Nations. It's not very in depth so easy to understand and follow. I was more there to see inside the Security Council chamber and the General Assembly. Which are fantastic rooms. You are able to take photographs so make sure you bring your camera and you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the UN headquarters always one of my dream. We only know the HQ from the books and newspaper all this time. But, finaly my dream come true. Actually, I've visited UN hQ in geneva on 2013, but unfortunately at that time the HQ was close due to the renovation(?). So I could only took a photo in front of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an awesome place to visit because getting on the grounds is free, and a guided tour is only $20, plus it's not teeming with people. Definitely a cool place to see, and knowing you've stood in the same room as most of our world's leaders is kind of crazy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite having visited (and previously lived in) New York for years, we had never visited the UN -- it is well worth the trip. The sense of history about it is remarkable, particularly given how often its meetings appear on television. The building is sparse by today's standards but an excellent example of then-cutting edge 1950s architecture. Just like the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchased the tour by registering through the internet. Believe that the cost is around $15 per person. Opportunity to visit the General Council Hall, Hall where negotiations, halls where various governments gifts are kept.

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