United Nations General Assembly- Must See Tourist Attractions in New York City
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United Nations General Assembly
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The General Assembly Hall is the largest room in the United Nations, with seating capacity for over 1,800 people. The design of the room was a collaborative effort by the team of 11 architects that designed Headquarters, and to emphasize the international character of the room it contains no gift from any Member State. The only gift in the General Assembly is anonymous: two abstract murals on each side of the Hall – designed by the French artist Fernand Leger – were given by an unnamed donor through the United Nations Association of the United States.
The General Assembly Hall is the only conference room at the United Nations containing the UN emblem. The emblem consists of a map of the world, as seen from above the North Pole, flanked by olive wreaths as a symbol of peace.
The General Assembly is the central organ. This is where all 191 Member States can gather to discuss the pressing problems of our times, most of which involve many countries or continents and therefore require international cooperation. The General Assembly is not a world government – its resolutions are not legally binding upon Member States. However, through its recommendations it can focus world attention on important issues, generate international cooperation and, in some cases, its decisions can lead to legally binding treaties and conventions.
The United Nations Headquarters in New York is located on First Avenue between 42nd Street and 48th Street.
The Visitors’ Entrance is located on First Avenue at 46th Street.
4,5,6 or 7 trains to Grand Central Station; walk on 42nd Street to First Avenue
M15, M27, M42, M104.
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 holidays including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Adults : $10.50
Senior Citizens : $8.00
Students with Valid ID : $7.00
Children btw 5 and 14 years old : $6.00
For safety reasons, children under age 5 are not admitted on tour.