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While the UN Headquarters in New York is closed, you can visit the online experience and discover the iconic building.



Countryside at the UN

This exhibit features questions and images illustrating rural transformations of different kinds, focusing on topics such as agricultural innovation, ecological change, food production and security, and inviting visitors to question how we make use of the “countryside.”

The exhibit is organized by the  Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), The Netherlands, and supported by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the UN. It is in connection with the High-Level Political Forum (6-15 July) and the Food Systems Summit (19-21 July).

The exhibit is on display on the UN Fence in New York, at 46th Street, until 28 July 2021.


Innovation for Sustainable Development

This stunning photography exhibit highlights the important contribution that innovative approaches in the areas of science, technology, business, art, and partnerships can make towards achieving the effective conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources. The images are taken from the 2020 Annual World Oceans Day Photo Competition, focusing on Innovation for Sustainable Development.

The exhibit is organized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) in connection with World Oceans Day (8 June).

"Innovation for Sustainable Development" virtual exhibit


The World In Faces

This exhibit showcases the incredible diversity of Indigenous cultures throughout the world via stunning portraits of individuals from different parts of the globe in their traditional clothing and environment. The exhibit reveals compelling photography in the hopes of inspiring conversation about Indigenous practices, knowledge and traditions, and calls on visitors to consider not only the individual, but the communities and Indigenous Peoples they represent.

The exhibit is created and organized by IWGIA (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs) and supported by the Indigenous Peoples Development Branch, Division for Inclusive Social Development of UN DESA.

"The World In Faces" virtual exhibit