United Nations Headquarters

See the United Nations at work, and learn about how the UN addresses issues around the world. Tours are led by multilingual guides, who are knowledgeable and up-to-date about UN activity. In the visitors' center, see exhibitions on political undertakings throughout the world. Through text, photographs, and documents, follow human rights from the Transatlantic Slave Trade up to the present day. Learn about international politicians such as Jan Karski, and the importance of their efforts. A children's tour is available where guides use simple language and games to explain how the UN works.
 
Contact Info
Address: 801 First Avenue, New York, NY 10017. New York County. Tel: 212-963-4440. Email: unitg@un.org. Website: www.visit.un.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-4:30PM, Sat. & Sun. 10AM-4:30PM. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-College. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies. 

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A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture. Students gain knowledge about specific places they’ve toured through a variety of activities. ... Continue