The United Nations

760 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017

The United Nations (UN) has 193 member countries. The United Nations in New York City is located on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 46th streets. The UN is open to the public (the entrance is on 46th Street), and there are audio tours in different languages. The tour lasts about 45 minutes, plus the time you spend looking at the exhibits, or when creating your own postage stamps. These can be printed directly at the UN and you can send the postcards with your unique stamps from the UN to your family back home or friends anywhere in the world. Check the UN’s hours on their website.

Not too many people know this, but you can have lunch at the UN’s Delegates’ Dining Room, the same place where delegates and the UN staff have their lunch. Two mandatory conditions though: 1) you have to make a reservation at least the day before. This is only possible by phone (917) 367-3314 (the sooner the better), and 2) business dress code is required (jackets required for men; jeans, shorts, sneakers and flip-flops not allowed).

The Delegates’ Dining Room has spectacular views of New York (windows from floor to ceiling). Check out how the place looks and what’s on their menu on their website.

How to see The United Nations in New York:

Nearest subway stops:

Grand Central - 42 Street (4, 5, 6, 7).

See UN during these tours:

Double-Decker Tours, 48 hours or 72 hours

Also nearby:

Grand Central Terminal

760 United Nations Plaza  New York, NY 10017
The United Nations