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.
Locations at UN Secretariat in New York
UN GA Building (1B)
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
DC2 3rd Floor, 880 2nd Avenue
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Telephone: 212-338-8161 (DC2)
Credit cards: No Social Security Number is needed
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.
Tours, books and gifts
Store location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations
Website: Hudson's UN Centre Store (ungiftcentre.com)
Store location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations (temporarely closed)
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.
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
Garage Adminstration (room CB-021, 212-963-6212 or 212-963-6213)
Location: UNITAR Building, 801 United Nations Plaza (45th Street), 2nd floor
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
Water taxi: http://www.nywatertaxi.com/nywt.aspx?s=com
Metro-North Rail Road: http://www.mta.info/mnr/
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
Training at the UN
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).
eSubscriptions, Daily List
- 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 Services worldwide (HR Portal)
Main Unit (Secretariat):
Telephone: 212-963-7080 (Reception)
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)
Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
UNICEF Medical Unit (Currently closed until further notice)
Room: H-5F (5th floor, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza)
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Pass and ID Office
320 East 45th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave on the ground floor).
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UN Postal Office
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations
The Passport and Visa Unit (HR Portal)
Location: FF building, 2nd floor, 304 E 45 Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
- 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)
Location: Room GA-0142
Telephone: (212) 963-8753
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.
New York Local Expatriate Spouse Association
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