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Public Inquiries

A visit to United Nations Headquarters can be enhanced by stopping by the Public Inquiries Counter, located at the Visitor Centre in the Concourse level. Here, you can pick up a range of free information materials – from posters to booklets to fact sheets – or ask a question on a specific area of the UN’s work.  

If you cannot visit UN Headquarters in person, feel free to address any questions you may have about the work of the United Nations to:  


Call: 212-963-4475 


Public Inquiries, Visitors Services 
United Nations Headquarters 
Room GA-1B-031
New York, NY 10017 

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What Else Can I Do at United Nations Headquarters?

Learn about the art in public areas by downloading our free  "United Nations Visitor Centre" app! (iOS  and  Android). 

The app features over 65 works of art - mainly gifts from the Member States - and architectural elements of the UN Headquarters in all the public areas of the building, including the outdoor plaza and garden, Visitors'  Lobby and Visitor  Centre of the General Assembly building. Download the app before you arrive at UNHQ or while you are here to learn more about the UN’s fascinating art and design features. 

UN Exhibits

Exhibitions organized for the general public at UN Headquarters in New York are displayed in the Visitors’ Lobby, located inside the General Assembly building. They feature photographic and multimedia displays covering important topics that the UN works on such as human rights, sustainable development, the environment, women and girls, and more. Explore a selection of previous exhibits on the  online gallery

UN Bookshop

The United Nations Bookshop is located on the Concourse level of the General Assembly building and is accessible to all visitors during the official opening hours. It offers books by and about the United Nations and its work, as well as sustainably sourced UN branded gifts and toys. All proceeds from the United Nations Bookshop support the work of the Organization. 

UN Stamps

The United Nations is the only non-state entity in the world entitled to issue its own postage. UN Stamps feature award-winning design and highlight the wide range of issues on the United Nations’ agenda, from endangered species to world heritage, from peacekeeping to human rights, from autism awareness to outer space, and more. United Nations stamps are issued simultaneously at UN offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna in three denominations: US dollars, Swiss francs, and Euros. They are valid for postage when used on mail from the UN offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna. Visitors Centres in New York, Geneva, and Vienna offer a unique and personalized UN stamp designed to enable visitors to capture the memories of their trip to the United Nations. A special UN stamp passport is another great gift for friends and family and can be used for free stamping to commemorate the date of your visit to the United Nations.


Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe lunch at the United Nations’ Delegates Dining Room, one of Manhattan’s best-kept secrets! Presenting fresh and exciting international cuisine, the elegant lunch menu at the DDR includes daily features that celebrate culinary trends and classics from across the globe while also focusing on fresh local, organic and/or sustainable produce, fish and meats with a true commitment to authentic flavors, spices and preparation methods.


Meditation Room

Every Thursday at 12 p.m., a silent meditation is held in the Meditation Room located in the Visitors' Lobby of the United Nations. The event is free and open to all.

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