This complex was designated the permanent headquarters for the United Nations in 1952. Many buildings, including the General ... More
United Nations HQ
This complex was designated the permanent headquarters for the United Nations in 1952. Many buildings, including the General Assembly Hall, can be viewed on guided tours. When the flags in front of the complex are flying, the Assembly is in session. It is possible to sit in on a council session. Call the information desk for a free ticket. Seats are limited, so make sure you book well in advance. Tours are held every half-hour. Prices and opening times are subject to change.
It was okay. Not as interesting as I would have thought. The most interesting part was outside. But. the Shops for gifts was so Exspensive. They need to rethink that part. Security was great but It needs some work to become community Friendly to visitor's.
I feel that visiting the United Nations in NYC was a really valuable experience. It was definately worth the time and the money. I believe it is really important to see where the worlds important decisions are being made, and to educate ourselves on how they are made. I highly reccommend this visit.
Although it took a while to get in (Security check), it was worth the wait. The tour guides are from different countries and very knowledgable. My teenaged kids even enjoyed it and inspired them to volunteer to help other countries.
Get stamps made with your picture on them and be sure to send a postcard home from there.
I was not looking forward to taking the tour when I went on vacation, it didn't interest me at all. But it turned otu to be one of my favorite things on the trip and I would definatly go back. Good for families, tours done in many languages, interesting even if you're not really into history like me.
I felt that when i went to te UN head Quarters, there was a brilliant sense of peace which has really levelled me out since my return. Although i did also get a sense of restless ghosts although i am a Phsycic as a profession. You shoudl really go its great there, i really enjoyed it.
When you sit inside the Security Council
chambers and you reflect on what all has taken place in that room, that alone is
worth the time you take touring this
lovely building along the East River. The
tour is somewhat overpriced for the time
they give you, I will say that. But that
does not make it uninteresting, this is a lot
more than just "here's the General Assembly,
blahblahblah..." There are many wonderful
exhibits throughout the corridors and
it seemed like which ones your guide took
you to was kind of random as there were
multiple exhibits that were bypassed. No
matter as the ones that we were taken to
were fascinating (including a very nice
international collage by Norman Rockwell and
a Hiroshima exhibit). I was a bit surprised
by the somewhat political agenda the
tours took and, for some, there might be
a percieved subtle jab at the United States
from time-to-time (included in a pie
chart that shows the government breakdown
of spending where weapons systems blows
the roof, of course, off of health care
and things of that nature). I'm not
saying that was some huge negative and it
was only very slight anyway...this tour
is something that I think you should
invest your time in even though the $ is
If you go you should definately take the tour it only takes about an hour and it is really pretty interesting. The guides are really educated on the history and excelence of the building and everything that goes on there, they have to pass a dificult test befor the can become a tour guide so that proves that they are smart and knoledgable about what they are talking about. Make sure to send a postcard home because it isnt from the United States it is from the UN so it has a special stamp and everything, they have postcards and everything right there. i enjoyed this place.
We took an official tour here. It was very nice... very interesting and awesome. The guide was somewhat new? adn she was still awesome! They have nice cafe for guests and a very nice gift shop! You will definately learn alot oabout the UN and there role in piece missions. Very worth the effort :)
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