Current Exhibits

United Nations Headquarters is OPEN to the public! To visit the exhibits, visitors must book a ticket for a guided tour. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry to the UN premises. All visitors are required to wear a mask during the Guided Tour.

Rena Effendi

Life After Conflict

This exhibition brings into focus the stories of survivors of the world’s worst crimes, through conversations with survivors, their family members, and other community members touched by conflict. These stories reflect the deeper impact of the ICC’s work and promote SDG 16: Peace and Justice.

This exhibit is organized by the International Criminal Court, Trust Fund for Victims and the Carmignac Fondation, and endorsed by the International Criminal Court (ICC), in connection with the 20th anniversary of the ICC.

Currently on display at UNHQ until 29 July

Photo by Andrew White for Rise

What Were You Wearing?

In fashion, this question celebrates identity, creativity, and influence. But for survivors of sexual assault, it’s used to blame them for the violence that happened to them. This exhibit features 103 mannequins representing the 1.3 billion survivors of sexual violence across the globe, with the aim of acknowledging survivors’ bravery and resilience.

The exhibit is organized by RISE with the support of the Spotlight Initiative.

Currently on display at UNHQ until 31 August 2022

Photo by Paddy Dowling/Education Above All

From Despair to Hope: Children Beyond Armed Conflict

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate, this exhibit aims at reflecting on the complexity of the lives of children amidst conflict, emphasizing both the tragedy and the faith in a better future.

This exhibit is organized and endorsed by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Currently on display at UNHQ until 31 August 2022

View the virtual exhibit

Upcoming Exhibits

75 Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki

This exhibit tells the stories of the Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) through testimonials based on first-hand experiences, along with data and statistics related to nuclear warfare, to exemplify the 70-plus year effort of the survivors and the United Nations to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.

This exhibit is organized by Nihon Hidankyo and endorsed by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

On display 5 August - 2 September

Photo by Cédric Gerbehaye

Inside the Curve: Stories from the Pandemic

This exhibition showcases the work of writers, photographers, filmmakers, journalists, and others, providing evidence-based reporting on the physical, social, emotional, and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the inequities it has revealed. The content is drawn from the National Geographic Society’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists, which was launched near the beginning of the pandemic to provide support for storytellers covering the effects of COVID-19 in their own communities. These stories act as a starting point to help us begin the work of processing the collective experience we’ve all passed through.

This exhibit is organized by National Geographic Society and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Coming October 2022

David Benjamin Sherry, Many Hands Petroglyph

Re-Connections: In Kinship With Nature

This exhibit explores themes of environmental activism through artistic expression. It features artwork from 32 different artists, addressing various concerns the world faces due to climate change, and inspiring visitors to take action and reverse the trend.

This exhibit is organized by ecoartspace and endorsed by UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Coming October 2022

European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery

Space for our Planet

This exhibition looks at the integral role that Space plays in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Featuring the testimonials of 35 people from around the world – from fishermen to astronauts, students to climate experts – it examines how space technologies contribute to the attainment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

This exhibit is organized by TIMKAT with the European Commission, ESA, ASI, CNES, DLR, Portugal Space, International Astronomical Union, NEREUS, and GIVE, and endorsed by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

Coming October 2022