United Nations Headquarters

United Nations Headquarters

The United Nations headquarters is a a distinctive complex in New York City that has served as the United Nations‘ headquarters since its completion in 1952. It is located in on the east side of Manhattan, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River.

The 18-acre site was donated to the United Nations by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. This skyscraper was the first major building to be constructed in New York. The UN Headquarters site is officially international territory and it is not part of the United States. It has three main buildings - the Secretariat, the General Assembly and the Dag Hammarskjold Library.

Guided Tours of the United Nations

Guided tours of United Nations Headquarters are conducted seven days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year‘s. Tours last from 45 minutes to one hour and include information on the functions and activities of the United Nations and an explanation of the various exhibits, architecture and decor of the building. Children under five years of age are not admitted on tour.

Location: First Avenue, (at 46th Street), New York