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The guided tour of the United Nations starts with a brief overview of the Organization and its structure. The main part of the tour consists of a visit to the chambers of the Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the Economic and Social Council, which are located in the Conference Building.
During the visit, you might briefly observe a meeting. An average of 5,000 official meetings are held at the United Nations Headquarters annually. Please note that some council chambers might be closed to the public. The guide explains the functions, composition and current actions undertaken by each council, as well as the activities of the United Nations system.
Visitors also see exhibits on such topics as peacekeeping operations, decolonization and disarmament. An art collection, presented by Member States, is also part of the visit. It consists of tapestries, murals, mosaics and sculptures.
The final stop on the tour route is the General Assembly Hall, the largest and best-known room. Visitors are then escorted to the Public Concourse where the United Nations Postal Counter, the Gift Centre, the United Nations Bookshop, a coffee shop and restrooms are located.
Guided tours are conducted seven days a week (Monday to Friday only during January and February). Tours are conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tours in English normally leave every half hour and last for approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
The building is closed on some holidays including Thanksgiving Day (usually fourth Thursday in November), Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. A limited schedule may be in effect during the general debate of the General Assembly (mid-September to mid-October), between Christmas and New Year, and during special conferences and events.
Please call 212-963-TOUR (8687) for up-to-date information. Opening hours are subject to change.
Senior Citizens: $7.50
Students with valid ID: $6.50
Children between 5 and 14 years old: $5.50
For safety reasons, children under age 5 are not admitted on tour.