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General information

Visit the United Nations in the heart of New York City!  Our guided tours offer an exciting opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes at the United Nations.

Check-in at the Visitor Check-in Office at 45th Street and 1st Avenue. Then proceed across the street and through security screening to enter the General Assembly (GA) Building. Guided Tour Check-in is located at the back of the GA Lobby.

Guided tours are 45-60 minutes long.

For security reasons, children under 5 years of age are not permitted on tour.

Guided tours offer an engaging way to explore the United Nations Headquarters:

  • Visit the General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber.
  • Learn about how the United Nations addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security, human rights, and how you can support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Due to high level meetings of Heads of State and Government, and delegations, United Nations Headquarters and Chambers may sometimes close to the public on very short notice.

 

Guided Tours are also offered at other United Nations Offices around the world, including Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna.

Multiple Languages

On your guided tour, you will have the opportunity to interact with one of our 24 multilingual Tour Guides from 15 countries, speaking over 10 languages, with up-to-date information about the work of the United Nations.

Tours are offered in the United Nations' six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). Based on availability, tours in other languages, such as German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese, are also offered upon request to toursunhq@un.org

People with disabilities

The United Nations Headquarters in New York is accessible to persons with disabilities. If a member of your group requires a wheelchair or extra assistance, please call 1-212-963-7539.

Special Tour - New UN Kids Tour - Promotion

The UN Kids Corridor offers a unique opportunity for 5 to 10-year-olds to learn about the UN in an engaging and enjoyable manner.

The space, which mirrors the different stops on the regular tour route in a child-friendly way, features, in eye-catching colours, wall-sized world maps, mounted flags of the Security Council’s 15 members and a real-size refugee tent, among other displays.

Interactive games with the tour guides, quizzes and role-playing help children understand the work of the UN and how it relates to their daily lives. Together with their parents or teachers, the young visitors hear about children from around the world who face challenges such as hunger, natural disasters or diseases, all while learning how the UN is helping them.

The UN Kids Tour is a fun and educational field-trip opportunity.  It provides children with ideas on how they can stay involved and become global citizens.

To book tickets:

  • For Individual and Small Groups (1 to 19 persons), please check availability and purchase your tickets for the Children’s Tour on the Tickets Page.  Please note that these tours are offered every weekday at 3:50pm, or at a different time upon request, by sending an email to toursunhq@un.org
  • For Larger Groups (20 persons or more), a promotional 10% discount will apply until 29 June, 2018.  Please complete this Reservations form and enter "Kids Promotional Tour" in the comment field.

A guide explains a world map of UN Member States during the UN Kids Tour.
A guide explains a world map of UN Member States during the UN Kids Tour.

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Hours and Location

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

Address
405 E 42nd Street (46th St & 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10017
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