What to see and do
Every year, over 1 million visitors from around the world enter the Visitor Centre of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, located on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Street.
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When you visit the United Nations, there are many options:
Guided tours offer an exciting opportunity to discover United Nations Headquarters and include a behind-the-scenes view of the Organization at work.
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Exhibitions feature photographic and multimedia displays on important topics on the UN agenda, such as human rights, sustainable development, climate change, malaria, children in armed conflict, violence against women, and more.
For groups interested in learning more about the work of the United Nations and its agencies, our Speakers Bureau offers customized lectures, video-conferences or outside speaking engagements. Our speakers are United Nations staff members who are experts in their fields and can provide an in-depth view on any subject, such as human rights, peace and security, environmental concerns, and social development, just to name few.
The UN Bookshop in the Visitor Centre carries the latest titles published by the United Nations and by other international publishers. You can also find a wide range of children’s books, posters, language publications and dictionaries as well as a variety of small souvenirs.
UN Gift Shop
The UN Gift Shop in the Visitor Centre sells unique traditional handicrafts, gifts and accessories; miniature United Nations flags and the flags of all Member states. In addition to United Nations and New York City souvenirs, you will be amazed at the unique selection of merchandise.
UN Women's Guild
Support the UN Women’s Guild (UNWG), located in the Visitor Centre, by purchasing gift items such as pencils, t-shirts, hats, calendars and paper balloons, just to name a few. Proceeds from sales are used to help children in need around the world.
World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)
WFUNA has an information desk and sales counter located in the Visitor Centre. WFUNA offers a small but valuable array of items such as designers’ lithographs, tote bags, UN caps and t-shirts. WFUNA is a peoples' movement in support of the United Nations, created in 1946 - one year after the establishment of the UN. Today, the Federation has become a global network of hundreds of thousands of people linked together through United Nations Associations.
UN Stamps & Post Office
For the pleasure of philatelic collectors, the United Nations issues its own stamps and visitors can purchase them at the United Nations Postal Administration Sales Counter located in the Visitor Centre. You can also create your own UN stamps with your photo taken at the Personalized Stamp Shop located in the Visitor Centre and use them to mail your postcards at the UN post office.