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The Headquarters of the United Nations is located in New York City, along the East River. When you pass through the gates of the United Nations visitors’ entrance, you enter an international territory. This 18-acre site does not belong to just one country, but to all countries that have joined the Organization; currently, the United Nations has 193 Member States.

The UN Visitor Centre returned to its original location in the basement of the General Assembly Building in January 2015.  At the newly renovated space you can visit the Public Inquiries Counter to pick up publications, purchase a book at the UN Bookshop, post your mail with UN stamps, check the items at the UN Gift Shop or the counters of UNICEF, WFUNA, Women’s Guild or UNESCO, and complete your visit with a refreshment at the Coffee Shop.

The UN visitors' entrance is located on 46th Street and 1st Avenue where you will pass through security screening.  The general public can now enter the UN upon presentation of a government issued photo identification.

For further information, please check the opening hours.