Here, you will find a list of services and online resources that may make your transition to living and working in the greater New York City area a little easier.
 

Banks 
 

Chase Manhattan - New York branch Locations
Credit cards: Social Security Number is needed to apply

United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) 
Worldwide Branch locations

Locations at UN Secretariat in New York

UN GA Building (1B)
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Telephone: 347-686-6000

DC2 3rd Floor, 880 2nd Avenue
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Telephone: 212-338-8161 (DC2)

ATM locations
Credit cards: No Social Security Number is needed

 


Resources


Accessibility Centre
Assistive tools and services available for various visual, hearing and mobility impairments.
Location: Conference Building, Level 1B, by the Secretariat escalators
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Webpage: www.un.org/accessibilitycentre/
E-mail: accessibilitycentre@un.org

 


Tours, books and gifts
 

Visitor Centre 

Book a UN Virtual Tour 
Tours in person  (temporarely suspended)
 

UN Bookshop 

Website: Shop.un.org

Store location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations 
 

Gift Centre 

Website: Hudson's UN Centre Store (ungiftcentre.com)
Store location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations (temporarely closed)

 


Cafeterias/Catering
 

NOTICE: 

Proof COVID-19 vaccination is required for indoor dining at all UNHQ cafeterias for seated meals.
Proof of vaccination is NOT required to purchase take-away food items or to sit outdoors.

Service hours at differente locations:

Delegates Dining Room (DDR)
Location: (CB-4th Floor)
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Advanced reservations  are required for the DDR Buffet lunch.
Make a reservation at www.ddr-reservations.com
Telephone:  212-963-8897 / 917-367-3314. 
Private rooms are available to be reserved for groups of 10-20 guests. 

Riverview Café (CB-4th Floor)  -  11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Vienna Café (GA-1B) - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Lobby Café (Secretariat-1st Floor) - 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact us:Catering-Services@un.org

 


Parking at UNHQs 

For information on license plates and parking permits contact either Protocol of the Garage Administration

Protocol and Liaison Service
Location: room NL-2058
Telephone: 212-963-7172

Garage Adminstration (room CB-021, 212-963-6212 or 212-963-6213)
Location: UNITAR Building, 801 United Nations Plaza (45th Street), 2nd floor
e-mail: garage-admin@un.org

 


Public transportation
 

New York: 
Bus, subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road: www.mta.info 
Water taxi: http://www.nywatertaxi.com/nywt.aspx?s=com

New Jersey:  
PATH train: http://www.panynj.gov/path/index.html 
NJ Transit buses, trains: http://www.njtransit.com/ 
Other buses: http://www.panynj.gov/tbt/busline.HTM 
Ferry: http://www.nywaterway.com/ 
Water taxi: http://www.nywatertaxi.com/nywt.aspx?s=com

Connecticut 
Metro-North Rail Road: http://www.mta.info/mnr/

 


Education 
 

New York City Department of Education

United Nations International School (UNIS)
Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the UN International School
1 United Nations Plaza
DC1-0646 - New York, NY 10017

SRSG Joan W. McDonald
mcdonald@un.org
Telph.(212) 963-1889

Independent School Association of Greater New York

 

Training at the UN 

Dag Hammarskjold Library
Language Programme

See details 

 


Library and UN Documents
 

Dag Hammarksjold Library 
Location: Corner of 1 st Av. and 42 nd St.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or until 6 p.m. when the GA is in session (mid September to December).

- Library online
- Ask Dag
- Research Guides

eSubscriptions, Daily List

- eSubscription
   Subscribe to UN documents and receive emails or RSS feeds - enter your email and you're registered.

- Daily list of documents

Databases
- UN Member States on the Record
   Provides access to selected documents reflecting the views of UN Member States.

United Nations Digital Library
   The United Nations Digital Library includes UN documents, voting data, speeches, maps, and open access publications. 

 


Medical Service 
 

Medical Services worldwide (HR Portal)

Main Unit (Secretariat):
Telephone: 212-963-7080 (Reception)
E-mail: unhqclinic@un.org
Room: 405 East 42nd Street, 5th floor Secretariat Building.
Hours: Office & Nursing Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Monday - Friday).
Travel Clearance Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday - Friday).

DC1 Medical Unit (Currently closed until further notice)
Telephone: 212-963-8990
Room: DC1-1190
Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
E-mail: unhqclinic@un.org

UNICEF Medical Unit (Currently closed until further notice)
Telephone: 212-325-7541
Room: H-5F (5th floor, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza)
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
E-mail: unhqclinic@un.org

 


Pass and ID Office 

320 East 45th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave on the ground floor).
Telephone: 212-963-7533
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 


Postal Office 


UN Postal Administration 

Buy UN Stamps online (https://unstamps.org)

UN Postal Office 
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations 


Visa Committee 
 

The Passport and Visa Unit (HR Portal)
Location: FF building, 2nd floor, 304 E 45 Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Telephone: 212-963-7092
Office hours:
 - For submission of documents: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 - For photo-taking services: Monday – Friday, 9am to 4:30 pm

Appointments are not required.


Hospitality Committee (HCUND)

Website: www.hcund.org
Location: Room GA-0142
Telephone: (212) 963-8753
E-mail: hcund@un.org
For more that 60 years, Volunteers of the Hospitality Committee have been introducing delegates and their families to the cultural riches of New York and the English language through programs that visit museums, concerts, and other areas of interest and through English classes.
 


Community

New York Local Expatriate Spouse Association 
http://www.nylesa.org/

 


 

Others

Duty Free Shopping
Location: 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Last updated: 03 December 2021