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General Tour

Visit the United Nations in the heart of New York City! A one-hour guided tour offers an exciting opportunity to discover UN Headquarters. One of our multilingual Tour Guides will take you on a brief journey through the corridors of international diplomacy. You will learn about the history and work of the United Nations and visit the famous General Assembly Hall and Security Council Chamber (meetings permitting). 

A guided tour lasts approximately one hour. Tours are offered in all six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish), as well as in additional languages in high demand. For details of language availability each day, please click HERE

Children ages 5 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult (one per group of 20). Unfortunately, children under 5 are not permitted on tour.  

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

SPECIAL TOURS are conducted only in English.

SPECIAL TOURS - Children's Tour

Children aged 5 to 10 are invited to learn more about the UN and how to be global citizens on a special UN Children’s Tour (Mon–Fri 3:50 p.m. or at other times for groups by prior arrangement). A special child-friendly “UN Kids 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.


SPECIAL TOURS - Focus on Women

United Nations Special Guided Tour*: "Focus on Women" is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and upon demand

The Special Tour introduces significant women in UN history and today (e.g. Eleanor Roosevelt, Amina Mohammed, Michelle Bachelet) and will cover topics such as Resolution 1325, the unique contribution and growing numbers of female peacekeepers, women’s contribution in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsSDG 5 on gender equality and how it connects to other goals, the Beijing Platform of ActionGeneration Equality, and various General Assembly resolutions that highlight international action on women’s issues.

In addition to the regular stops along the guided tour route, a stop will also be made at the gift of Panama in the General Assembly Lobby, a traditional Mola-style tapestry made by indigenous women.


SPECIAL TOURS - Black History Tour

Come celebrate Black History at the United Nations by taking our special Black History Tour! - Special Tours are available Monday through Friday except during Holidays.

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The Black history-themed tour of the United Nations will grant you a unique look at the Ark of Return, a permanent memorial in honor of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, located on the United Nations Visitors Plaza. The special tour will also include access to the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber and the General Assembly Hall.*

You will learn about the contributions of people of African descent to the work of the United Nations in fields such as peace and security and human rights, with a special emphasis on decolonization. 

 *Access to these Chambers is contingent upon the schedule of official meetings at the United Nations.


Throughout the summer months until mid-September when the United Nations is closed to the public for the UNGA general debate, special tours of the UN’s North Lawn are offered to the general public on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. 

Take a stroll around the gardens with their exceptional rose collection and iconic cherry trees; learn about the story behind the “George and the Dragon” statue, see an actual segment of the Berlin Wall, and discover a “hidden gem” honouring one of the most important women in the history of the United Nations, Eleanor Roosevelt.