UN Locations

Children released from armed groups are in a circle, with blue UNICEF backpacks.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), originally known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946...

Eye-level view of a large circular conference room with a colorful ceiling containing dozens of seated individuals

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, formerly Room XX, is one of the largest conference rooms (754 seats) in the Palace of Nations. It was completely renovated as part of a Spanish...

A blue helmet UN police stands guard as the delegation visits Haiti.

The mandate of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) is set out in the Security Council Resolution 2350 (2017), which was adopted on 13 April 2017.

Three women are walking at sunset near a refugee camp in the Western Sahara area.

The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) was established by Security Council resolution 690 of 29 April 1991.

UN Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations smiling with three children of the town of Kaga Bandora during his visit to Central African Republic.

Concerned with the security, humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in the Central African Republic and its regional implications, the Security Council authorized on 10 April 2014 the...

Male figure from the Ivoirian Transport Company is delivering drinkable water through a hose to a male peacekeeper holding a blue bucket.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in that...

Several peacekeepers are on a white patrol vehicle.

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) took over from an earlier UN peacekeeping operation – the United Nations Organization Mission in...

Numerous children and women are lined up as they await medical care. A female Nigerian peacekeeper is maintaing order.

The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, referred to by its acronym UNAMID, was established on 31 July 2007 with the adoption of Security Council resolution 1769.

Two Polish peacekeepers are riding on a white patrol vehicle with the Polish national flag and the UN flag.

From early March 1974, the situation in the Israel-Syria sector became increasingly unstable, and firing intensified.

Three male soldiers are walking with children while patrolling the streets.

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was originally set up by the Security Council in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot...

Two peacekeepers are delivering school backpacks to school children lined up.

Originally, the Unated Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was created by the Security Council in March 1978 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and...

Helicopters carrying Indian Battalion troops are arriving in Abyei, the main town of the disputed Abyei area on the border of Sudan and newly independent South Sudan.

The Security Council, by its resolution 1990 of 27 June 2011, responded to the urgent situation in Sudan’s Abyei region by establishing the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA...

A woman hugging a man, who reunited with his family.

Originally, the Security Council, by its resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999, authorized the Secretary-General to establish an international civil presence in Kosovo – the United Nations Interim...

Four participants of a meditation workshop are wearing blue tshirts and smiling.

On 9 July 2011 South Sudan became the newest country in the world.

Military staff and other mourners are commemorating at the burial site of the UN staff and his son who were killed during the Pakistan Quake.

The first group of United Nations military observers arrived in the mission area on 24 January of 1949 to supervise the ceasefire between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Officers are talking with a group of children.

Set up in May 1948, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) was the first ever peacekeeping operation established by the United Nations.

Overview of the General Assembly Hall, showing several rows of tables and seats, and murals on both sides of the back wall.

The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all Member States have equal representation: one nation, one vote.

General view of the chamber, curtains closed, with audience seats on the second and third floor, a round table for delegations on the ground floor. and a mural of a pheonix on the wall.

Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all...

Overview of the ECOSOC chamber, with reclining seats for audience and actual chamber with seats arranged around the room.

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. A gift from Sweden, originally designed...

General view of the Trusteeship Council from the third floor, with chairs arranged around the room and a projector screen on the front wall of the chamber.

The Trusteeship Council, one of the main organs of the UN, was established to supervise the administration of trust territories as they transitioned from colonies to sovereign nations.

Long green-carpeted hallway with member state flags on each side.

Second floor hallway at UN headquarters which is lined by Members States' flags and connects the Conference Building with the General Assembly Building.

Zoomed in resting area facing outside of the building, with four cushioned seats and glass coffee table in the middle.

On the second floor, outside the Economic and Social Council Chamber there is a space where delegates informally meet. The glass west wall of this space overlooks the flag lined delegates entrance...

View of the reading room with seating areas near the glass wall and tables in the center of the room.

At the southwest corner of the United Nations grounds, linked to the Secretariat Building, is the Dag Hammarskjöld Library dedicated on 16 November 1961 in honour of the late Secretary- General....

View of Green Room from the entrance with black couches and a UN flag in front.

The green room is a space located on the 2nd floor behind the press briefing room for speakers to prepare before addressing the press. It’s a narrow rectangular office space with west facing...

View of the Foucault Pendulum that circulates, in the General Assembly lobby.

General Assembly Lobby has a Foucault pendulum given to the UN by the Netherlands win 1955. The Pendulum offers visual proof of the rotation of Earth on its axis. It was presented by the...

Overview of a circular pool with a fountain in the center, formed of alternating bands of crushed white marble and black pebbles, and an abstract sculpture at the edge of the pool.

The flags of the 193 United Nations Member States provide a colourful, 500-foot wide curved approach to the Headquarters, along United Nations Plaza.

View of the TV studio with a mixing console in front of a news set.

The News Services Section provides breaking news coverage of developments around the UN system and manages the UN News Centre, the Organization’s main news portal that offers quick access to a...

Entrance view of a studio with lighting equipment, a UN flag, and a set of different background screens.

The Photo Unit documents the work of the United Nations to Maintain International Peace and Security, Protect Human Rights, Deliver Humanitarian Aid, Promote Sustainable Development, and Uphold...

View of east river and the UN headquarters building from the Secretariat Building patio in the green area.

The East River's embankment at the permanent Headquarters of the United Nations is adjacent to the Conference Area. The walkway overlooking the East River, leads from the Secretariat Building to...

View of the rose garden facing the east river.

The United Nations Rose Garden, a gift from All-America Rose Sections, Inc., has over 1,500 rose bushes. The garden is open to the public and is located off the Visitor's concourse, behind the...

A child's arm is being measured by a staff member at a clinic in Haiti.

WHO

World Health Organization is building a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are...

A Ugandan UN police officer based in Akobo, South Sudan, looks on as women are unloading food from a truck at a World Food Programme warehouse.

WFP

Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in...

Three women participating in a mosaic workshop led by UN Women.

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their...

Boys raise their hands during a class at a school in Gazar supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN Member States. UNRWA also receives some funding from the...

A UNHCR worker is preparing repatriation kits, including plastic sheeting, a blanket, a gerrycan, and soap, in front of a truck with the UNHCR logo on it.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities...

Women are in a traditional handicrafts training center, assisted by the United Nations Development Programme.

The United Nations Development Programme is on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, working to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. UNDP helps countries to develop strong...

People from the UNAMID mission in Darfur, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affiars, and the UN Children's Fund are unloading food and medical aid.

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within...

An officer checks animals and treats them against disease.

FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations leading international efforts to defeat hunger.

Two straight lines of flag poles displaying flags of member states extending to the Palais des Nations

The United Nations Office at Geneva is housed at the historic Palais des Nations, originally built for the League of Nations in the 1930s. A beautiful art deco building overlooking Lake Geneva,...

Long hallway with brick-colored floor with brown pillars on both sides of the hallway.

This imposing gallery was designed as the main concourse of the Palais, between the Assembly Hall and the main façade, overlooking the broad and stately Court of Honour around which the main...

Frontal view of the Assembly Hall with UN emblem on bright colored wooden wall and a set of podiums and tables in the front.

The shallow U-shape of the Assembly Building is dominated by the Assembly Hall, the biggest room in the Palais which can seat about 2,000 people. The present appearance dates from 1996 after a...

General view of the council chamber lobby, with a huge rug covering the entire floor and a monument in the middle.

In contrast to the brooding, striving grandeur of the Chamber itself, its Lobby is beautifully serene and calming, sparsely furnished with its prevailing stonework made golden by a simply squared...

Individuals sit in square green-carpeted room with row of desks facing center

The original chamber was designed to seat 21 people in a semi-circular “top” table – but without a podium. This backed onto five majestic windows, thus allowing the other 500 people seated to view...

View of the lounge with white, square-tiled walls, artwork on the wall's center, and lavishly decorated carpet.

The French Delegates’ Lounge, originally a private meeting room for League of Nations Council members, was designed by the famous French decorator Jules Leleu, hence the designation of the room as...

View of the lounge's wall with blue artwork and gray furniture on a wooden floor.

In the original League of Nations building, Room IV was the Permanent Delegates’ Lounge. The interior decoration – designed by M.K. Caivas – was donated by Czechoslovakia in 1937.

View of the Swiss lounge with red couches and a large mural.

Above the usually busy buzz of conversation, three large frescoes peer down from the three un-windowed walls.

Birds eye view of press corps holding notepads seated at desks during press conference in Room 3

This 200-seat conference room and Room VI are the only two in the Palais where the decoration was not entrusted to a specific designer/decorator. The mural, Harmony, by the Genevan artist Maurice...

Outside view of the library through large transparent glass walls.

Symmetrically balancing the Council Building across the Cour d’Honneur is the six-storey Library Building.

The Library was created for the League of Nations in 1919 and has been open ever...