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Details about briefings

  • Typically, requests must be made a minimum of six (6) weeks in advance for briefings at UN Headquarters and eight (8) weeks in advance for briefings at your location.
  • A minimum of 20 participants is required for briefings at UN Headquarters or for video-conferences. A minimum of 100 is required to have a speaker at your location (unless it is UN4U).
  • Should you wish to take a guided tour of the UN, please book the tour first and then request a briefing by completing the request form.
  • Briefings at UN Headquarters are available on weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Room availability is very limited. Arrangements for rooms and speakers are subject to change.
  • If you wish to arrange a briefing with a Member State of the United Nations or a Permanent Observer, you must contact the Mission directly.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your briefing.

UN4U: the United Nations works for you

UN4U actively engages and inspires youth to take an interest in global issues by providing UN officials for high school visits. Through UN4U, expert speakers travel to your school and share their knowledge of topics you select. This international effort has reached over 75,000 students in countries around the world. To bring UN4U to your school, complete this form.

    Who are briefings for?

    While any group can request a briefing, the most frequent requests come from:

    • students, ages 12 and up
    • teachers and educators
    • business and government representatives
    • non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

    How much do briefings cost?

    There are some costs associated with a briefing, which might include:

    • The use of audio-video equipment, depending on the size and requirements of the group
    • The rental of venues outside Headquarters (if no conference rooms are available at UN Headquarters)
    • For briefings at UN Headquarters, for every 20 people, there is an administrative fee of $40.00 payable prior to or on the day of the programme (by cash or cheque made out to “United Nations Guided Tours”)
    • To host a UN speaker at your location, the inviting organization is responsible for the speaker’s travel, terminal expenses, lodging and hospitality costs.  (UN speakers cannot accept any honoraria.)

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    Daily (Mon-Sun) : 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Guided tours only Mon-Fri

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    New York, NY 10017
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