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"United Nations" United Nations Tip by risse73

United Nations, New York City: 88 reviews and 143 photos

One should not miss this global tour-de-force of an organization when visiting New York. The UN complex is expansive and if you're in a rush, you can just take a photo of the main building outside.

I remembered my visits to the UN really well. On one visit, I lingered around and saw a small protest outside of older Korean men who served in the Vietnam War through the Korean government. I had spoken with some of them and had heard about the horrors of war, the demand for a more peaceful world, and justice for allies (i.e., the global cadre of military/technical support personnel of the US-backed incursion of Vietnam). There appeared to be many problems and I could only empathize with their concerns. Another visit had taken me to another UN building for a global discussion of women's issues. That was an interesting visit that allowed me to learn some of the problems.

Enjoy your visit to the UN and learn a lot from it!

Address: The Visitors' Entrance is located on First Avenue.
Directions: Subway: number 4,5,6 or 7 trains to Grand Central Station; walk on 42nd Street to First Avenue.
Phone: 212-963-TOUR (8687)
Website: http://www.un.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2008
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