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.


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. - 4 p.m. 
Telephone: 347-686-6000

DC2 3rd Floor, 880 2nd Avenue
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Telephone: 212-338-8161 (DC2)

ATM locations
Credit cards: No Social Security Number is needed

Contact us:
Toll free number for US/Canada: 1-800-891-2471


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. 


Tours, books and gifts

Visitor Centre  (temporarely suspended)

Book a UN Virtual Tour 
Tours in person

UN Bookshop 


Store location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations 
Opened from Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (no access to the public)

Gift Centre  (suspended until further notice)

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



Service hours at differente locations:

Delegates Dining Room (DDR) (suspended until further notice)
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
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 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 p.m.
North Delegates Lounge (NDL) and Terrace - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 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
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


Public transportation

New York: 
Bus, subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road: 
Water taxi:

New Jersey:  
PATH train: 
NJ Transit buses, trains: 
Other buses: 
Water taxi:

Metro-North Rail Road:



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
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. (suspended until 31 January 2022)
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

- 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)
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)

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)

Lactation rooms

The lactation rooms at United Nations Headquarters provide nursing parents with a quiet, private and comfortable space to collect and express milk.

The rooms are easily identifiable through clear signage placed outside the designated rooms. They are well lit and have handwashing facilities and necessary supplies such as a liquid soap dispenser, hand sanitizer, cold storage, a microwave, a diaper changer and paper towels. The rooms also come equipped with comfortable chairs and an ottoman, a full-sized mirror, children’s story books, pillows and a music player to play ambient music. 

General Assembly Building

Basement: GA-3BMED1
Public Visitors Area: GA-1BMED1 and GA-1BMED2
2nd Floor: GA-0225

Conference Building

1st Floor: CB-01MED1
4th Floor:  CB-04MED1

Secretariat Building

5th Floor: S-05MED2, S-05MED3 and S-05MED4

Download the printer-friendly lactation brochure.


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 (

UN Postal Office 
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (suspended until 31 January 2022)
Location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations 

Visa Committee 

Information on visas for domestic employees and certain family members other than primary dependants. 

The Visa Committee is located at:
FF building, 2nd floor
304 E 45 Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10017 
For an appointment, send a request to e-mail:


Passport and Visas

The Passport and Visa Unit (HR Portal)

FF building, 2nd floor
304 E 45 Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10017 


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: 1 April 2022