Viewed across the East River from Roosevelt Island in 2008; from left to right: Secretariat, Conference Building, and General Assembly. In the background are the Empire State Building, Tudor City, and other high-rise buildings.
Members of the United Nations
Viewed across the East River from Roosevelt Island in 2021; from left to right: the Secretariat, Conference Building, and General Assembly. In the background (from left to right) are the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One Vanderbilt, and other skyscrapers.
Flag of UNESCO
1943 sketch by Franklin Roosevelt of the UN original three branches: The Four Policemen, an executive branch, and an international assembly of forty UN member states
Map of the United Nations headquarters in Dutch. The green rectangle is the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, the purple rectangle is the Secretariat, the blue trapezoid is the Conference Building, and the grey shape is the General Assembly Building
UNESCO offices in Brasília
The UN in 1945: founding members in light blue, protectorates and territories of the founding members in dark blue
UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld in front of the General Assembly building (1950s)
UNESCO Institute for Water Education in Delft
Dag Hammarskjöld was a particularly active secretary-general from 1953 until his death in 1961.
Flags of the member states, arranged in alphabetical order
The Garden of Peace at UNESCO headquarters
Kofi Annan, secretary-general from 1997 to 2006
View from First Avenue towards the library, Secretariat and General Assembly buildings
Carondelet Palace, Presidential Palace – with changing of the guards. The Historic Center of Quito, Ecuador, is one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centres in the Americas. This centre was, together with the historic centre of Kraków in Poland, the first to be declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 18 September 1978.
Flags of member nations at the United Nations Headquarters, seen in 2007
United Nations General Assembly hall
Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet general secretary, addressing the UN General Assembly in December 1988
Dag Hammarskjöld Library
Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, demonstrates a vial with alleged Iraq chemical weapon probes to the UN Security Council on Iraq war hearings, 5 February 2003
Japanese Peace Bell, made out of coins donated by children
Current secretary-general, António Guterres
Non-Violence sculpture in front of UN headquarters
The ICJ ruled that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law.
United Nations Logo in Headquarters
Under Sukarno, Indonesia became the first and only country to leave the United Nations.
View of the headquarters in the 1959 MGM thriller North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock
A Nepalese soldier on a peacekeeping deployment providing security at a rice distribution site in Haiti during 2010
The UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus was established in 1974 following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Eleanor Roosevelt with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1949
Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Programme reading the news that smallpox has been globally eradicated in 1980
In Jordan, UNHCR remains responsible for the Syrian refugees and the Zaatari refugee camp.
The 2001 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN—diploma in the lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York City
Marking of the UN's 70th anniversary – Budapest, 2015

The United Nations is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States, in a complex designed by a board of architects led by Wallace Harrison and built by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz, with final projects developed by Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture.

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The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, and has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague (home to the International Court of Justice).

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None of the United Nations' 15 specialized agencies (such as UNESCO) are located at the headquarters.

- Headquarters of the United Nations

The UN System includes a multitude of specialized agencies, funds and programmes such as the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UNESCO, and UNICEF.

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New York City – Liaison Office to the United Nations in New York

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