United Nations

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United Nations information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
visitors' gate First Ave at 46th St
Midtown East
Telephone
+1 212 963 4475
Getting there
Subway: S, 4/5/6, 7 to Grand Central-42nd St
More information
visit.un.org
Prices
guided tour adult/child $20/11, children under 5yr not admitted, grounds access Sat & Sun free
Opening hours
tours 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, visitor center also open 10am-4:30pm Sat & Sun
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Welcome to the headquarters of the UN, a worldwide organization overseeing international law, international security and human rights. While the Le Corbusier–designed Secretariat building is off-limits, one-hour guided tours do cover the recently restored General Assembly Hall, Security Council Chamber, Trusteeship Council Chamber and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, as well as exhibitions about the UN's work and artworks given by member states. Weekday tours must be booked online and photo ID is required to enter the site.

Free walk-in access to the visitor center only is permitted on weekends (enter at 43rd Street). To the north of the UN complex, which technically stands on international territory, is a serene park featuring Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure as well as several other peace-themed sculptures.