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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.

Children (5-12 years of age) on tour must be accompanied by their parent or guardian with a paid ticket.

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.

You can see some of the tour highlights HERE.

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

UN Kids Tour

All year long, 5 to 10 year-old kids have the chance to visit the UN Kids Corridor. This child-friendly space teaches young visitors to be global citizens. The Corridor features wall-sized world maps, mounted flags of the Security Council’s 15 members, an actual refugee tent, and more! Interactive games with the Tour Guides, quizzes, and role-playing help young visitors understand the work of the UN and how it relates to their daily lives. 

Book your tickets now by selecting Children’s Tour.

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.

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