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Travel & Lodging

Visiting the UN

UN building 2Here are a few pointers to save you time at the UN security desk:

  • Come to the visitors’ entrance to the UN at E 47th St & 1st Ave, Manhattan, NY.
  • No backpacks. Small bags, handbags and purses are ok. Your bags may be searched. If you bring a bag that is too large it can be held at the bag/coat check but you will not be able to take it inside. Backpacks and bags larger than 14″ wide x 13″ high x 4″ deep must be checked at the security tent.
  • Bring a photo i.d.
  • On site check in begins at 9:00 am, and the program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. Please show up around 9:00 am so we may process every attendee swiftly.

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Coming to New York

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Numbers 4, 5, 6, or 7 trains to Grand Central Station; walk East on 42nd Street to 1st Ave. Visit MTA site to learn more.
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M15, M27, M42, or M104. Learn more about Manhattan bus schedules.
A printable New York City Bus Map is available at

Staying in New York


For moderately priced, resort-style lodging near the UN, the following are recommended:

The Pod Hotel
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212 355 0300, Fax: 212 755 5029Toll free US: 1-800-742-5945Canada: 1-800-874-0074

Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212 554 6000, Fax: 212 554 6001 Reservations: 800 697 1791

To arrange your own travel plans try these commercial travel sites:

Yahoo Travel