United Nations, New York City, New York
1st Ave at 46 St, New York City, New York 10017| Map |
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue.
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Children under 5 years of age not permitted on tour. Security screening is carried out before entering the Visitors Centre; please arrive 30-45 minutes early and remember that screening lines will be longer during peak travel time. People with disabilities are requested to call (212) 963-7539 for additional information and assistance. Please note that on weekends only audio tours are offered. Currently, online bookings are available for English guided tours only. In January and February, all tours (guided and audio) are offered from Monday through Friday only.
Address: 1st Ave at 46 St, New York City, New York 10017| Map
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 4:45 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am - 4:15 pm
Price: Adults: $16; Children (5-12): $9, Seniors & Students: $11
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Again... this place is pretty awesome. I went years and years ago.. but I had to say I loved it. The window design by Chagall as someone mentioned is really awesome and did captivate me...even as a kid. Also, when we went... drum roll... I actually got to meet Kofi Annan... so that was pretty awesome and something ...
No, I am not a fan of the UN. It's a noble concept, but lumping together every single government together (the corrupt, the backward, the human rights violators, the theologicals, the hyper capitalist, the ultra-militaristic) and asking them to work together and form a consensus is ridiculous. It's everything bad about government itself on steroids. The humanitarian effort seems to only help prop up corrupt governments and keep the poor and uneducated... poor and uneducated. Sure, I've seen starving children being fed in backwards countries. The downside of that is it erases some of the Darwinism that probably needs to happen. Oh, and I like how Ahmadinejad (the leader of Iran) is speaking on Nuclear Nonprol...
It was my husband's idea to take a tour of the place, but I think this is a good place for tourists to check out. Our tour guide was helpful in explaining all the details as we walked around the different rooms. We got to use headsets to listen to the guide, which was really helpful especially when there were multiple tours going on. ...
Our tour today was a real eye opener. Our guide took us thought the mission and roles while moving the group along the various rooms and facilities. The exhibit I liked most was about how the UN helps whip out malaria. One of my causes is Nothing But...
The United Nations Headquarters is a good architecture, and it has a good international atmosphere. My parents and I visited this place yesterday, and there are many many similar international tourists. I was very pleased to see many sections and booths devoted to China, and one of the 5 working languages of the UN is Chinese. This is a reflection of the status and influence of China on the International stage. When new China was first founded in 1949, it was considered a "Sick Man of the East" and was not even an independent country; my own city is divided into 4 different concessions, which are zones in the city in which Chinese citizens are not allowed to enter and only reserved for foreign businesmen and...