The United Nations worldwide intergovernmental organization that was formed in 1945 after the World War II ended for a replacement for the League of Nations, which only included European country.
The United Nations as of 2017 has 193 member states that has six main departments: The General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice, and the United Nations Trusteeship.
The World Bank Group, World Health Organization, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Food Program are all part of the UN.
The headquarters for the United Nations is located in New York City and is situated within the Turtle Bay area, while being enclosed on the west by 1st Avenue, East 42nd Street in the south, to the east is the East River, and East 48th Street is to the north. Even though the United Nation’s headquarters’ address is 760 United Nations Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, NY, the property from which the building is located is technically governed under UN system; not by the United States government. Although this is true, out of respect the UN headquarters abides by all the US Federal, State, and local laws.
Construction of the headquarters began in 1948 and finished in 1952, having cost an estimated $586 million in 2017’s dollars.
Guests are able to tour the UN headquarters and be given tours of locations within the UN such as the Assembly Hall, Security Council chamber, Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council chamber. The entrance to the visitor’s entrance can be found at 46th Street and 1st Avenue.
Straight to the south of the UN headquarters building is the Queens Midtown Tunnel with the entrance to the tunnel located on East 42nd Street and 1st Avenue. Apart of the Queens Midtown Tunnel construction plans, Robert Moses Playground park was built and is frequently used for roller hockey games that are organized by the East End Hockey Association.
From the United Nations, drive north on First Avenue/United Nations Plaza for two blocks, then turn left on East Forty-Fifth Street.
Drive six blocks West until you reach Fifth Avenue.
Turn left onto Fifth Avenue and drive five blocks south.
Turn left onto Fortieth Street.
We are located between Fifth and Madison Avenues at Sixteen East Fortieth Street.
Our building has a stainless steel building number and a black granite façade.
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