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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 along the banks of New York City’s East River as a symbol of peace and a beacon of hope. Delegates from 193 Member States gather at the United Nations to discuss issues of peace, justice, and the well-being of the world's people.

Each year, approximately 1 million visitors from around the world come to visit the United Nations.

Helpful links

See the official website of the United Nations

For employment at the UN, see UN Careers.

Learn more about the UN system and these specialized agencies:

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)

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

46th St & 1st Ave
New York, NY 10017
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