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The United Nations was founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

The United Nations Headquarters stands on the eastern shore of Manhattan Island, along the banks of New York City’s East River as a symbol of peace and a beacon of hope. To its 18 acres come representatives of the earth’s seven billion people, to discuss and decide issues of peace, justice and economic and social well being.

Every year, around 1 million visitors from around the world come here for a guided tour or to see an exhibit.

Come share in the experience and let us take you on a guided tour. Don't forget to first check our opening hours and how to purchase tickets.

Other Helpful Links

Following are some other websites which may be of interest:

See the official website of the United Nations and in particular:

For employment at the UN, see UN Careers

Help the World Food Programme (WFP) feed Free Rice to children by answering simple questions.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

UN Women

World Health Organization (WHO)