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United Nations Headquarters

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Address: 405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
Phone Number: 212-963-8687

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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The tour includes access to the UN General Assembly chamber and the UN Security Council chamber (unless they are in use). You can even get a UN passport stamp and use the UN... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour includes access to the UN General Assembly chamber and the UN Security Council chamber (unless they are in use). You can even get a UN passport stamp and use the UN post-office, which are unique experiences.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this tour. Went through security, no queues. Lots to see inside the building and went into the general assembly room. Learn about the history and workings of the UN. In the basement the UN has its own post office which will stamp your passport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bring your passport, and register for a tour of the UN headquarters. A historical place, which at once defines its neighborhood (the play of light on the glass facade is truly astounding), whilst transcending the American locale. This really is where the world is coming together.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are visiting in the summer months, I would advise reserving tickets in advance as this constitutes a popular tourist attraction. Also note that in order to gain entrance you have to be able to provide security with a government issued ID (passport is your best bet). Once inside, the guide walks you through the Security Council, General Assembly,... More 

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

Pretty impressive building best seen from on eof the hop on hop off tour buses - worth a quick photograph but not a lot more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always wanted to see this place and finally got a chance to do so. Getting entry is easy and once inside we signed up for a guided tour of the place, which we found enthralling and our guide was so articulate and knowledgeable it really made the whole visit worth while.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need formal id to visit eg your passport. The guided tour lasts about 45mins and was very informative giving a real insight into the work of the UN. It is a lovely building to look at on the inside too. Visit the ground floor post office and get your passport stamped with the UN stamp as you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the United Nations Headquarters building on a cold, wet Friday morning and were very surprised to be told by the security guard on duty at the gate that we could have a tour of the building if we produced our passports to the office across the street for security clearance. The tour was given by a Brazilian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour. We booked online and in fact got onto an earlier tour because we had allowed the hour as specified but the ticket collection and security lines were very short. Our tour guide was very interesting and offered a great deal of insight to the United Nations and the different facets of the operations To see the actual meeting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a guided tour of the UN on Thursday 12th October, with Anna who was a fantastic guide. We booked on the day, and there was one in English starting 20 minutes after we arrived, so we were able to go on that. During our tour were luckily able to see all the chambers including the security council and... More 

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