Visit The United Nations Headquarters In Africa

Planning a trip to Kenya? Visit the UN.

 

A MUST visit when in Nairobi! We offer guided tours through the African Headquarters of the United Nations. Located inside the ample UN complex next to Nairobi’s Karura Forest, the United Nations Visitors Service conveys information about the history, structure and important work of the UN. We explain the work of the different UN agencies located in the complex such as the UN Environment Programme and the Human Settlements Programme which are headquartered in Nairobi. Everyone interested in learning more about the UN is welcome to join us on a tour. In addition, we offer special educational programmes for schools, universities and other group bookings. We are looking forward to hosting you.

 

Wang Sa, one of the winners of the UN Universal Postal Union contest.

Book A Virtual Briefing

Our tours have temporarily moved online because of the global pandemic. We have created special briefings on various topics of interest. You can select a topic you would like to learn about and we will organize a live briefing with one of our tour guides for you. Briefings are conducted online via Microsoft Teams and range between 60 and 90 minutes. We look forward to seeing you online, and back in persons when our tours resume.

Our opening hours:

Mon-Thur, 9am – 4pm and Fri, 9am – 2pm

Which briefing is right for you?

We have several briefings to choose from. Find out which is right for you!

Announcements

COVID-19 Update: Our Tours Are Currently Suspended.

Currently, we offer virtual briefings as part of our online learning arrangements. Kindly contact us for more information. Please also reach out for more information on the tours or for future booking requests. We hope to have you back on our tours soon and are looking forward to sharing our experience with you.

New Tour: The United Nations- Overview

The standard one and a half-hour virtual UN Overview is an exciting exploration of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Get to know the UN’s work in Kenya, Africa and across the globe. 

New online payment options:

Did you know you can now book and pay for your tour online? Use M-PESA Paybill: 7187003 Account Number: Your Name. Or book online: UN Visitors Service Nairobi (fareharbor.com) 

 

Any questions? Contact us.

Every year, thousands of visitors enter the United Nations Office at Nairobi to see firsthand the important work of the UN. Join us on a scenic and informative walk through the African Headquarters of the United Nations.

Every year, thousands of visitors enter the United Nations Office at Nairobi to see firsthand the important work of the UN. Join us on a scenic and informative walk through the African Headquarters of the United Nations.

 

Events

The UN's Role in Waste Management

As generators of waste, we all need to protect ourselves and restore the earth by managing waste in our communities better and more sustainably. Join us for a virtual briefing on different types of waste, human activities, and the various schemes and disposal of waste. We will also discuss the role of the UN in respect to global waste management and prevention.

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An overview shot over the United Nations Office at Nairobi

The United Nations: Overview Briefing

The standard one and a half-hour virtual UN Overview is an exciting exploration of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. To encourage audience participation and interactions with your Tour Guide, we have included a series of interactive surveys, in which you can share your thoughts and opinions on issues such as Peace and Security, Human Rights and Development as you learn about the UN's history and work in Nairobi. There is also a selection of pictures which tell stories of different parts of the world where the UN works for people.

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Meet our Guides

Sourced from diverse cultural backgrounds but with a shared interest in meeting people from around the world on tours, and working in a multicultural organization, the Visitors Service team of guides is best placed to enhance your experience of the UN. The team of six multilingual tour guides will take you through both your in person and virtual experience of the UN. If you have any questions or comments about the work of the UN, please feel free to direct them to your respective tour guide for an appropriate address.

Photo: UNIC Nairobi/Tirus Wainaina