The United Nations in Midtown East, is an international organization dedicated to peace, security and cooperation among the countries of the world.
UNESCO; the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; promotes the cultural heritage of humanity.
- UNESCO’s World Heritage List helps preserve physical locations with cultural importance around the world. unesco.org
- UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List helps preserve cultural diversity around the world. unesco.org
The General Assembly in September is the UN’s busy season.
Saturday, April 2, 2022 🇺🇳
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Monday, March 21, 2022 📚
Friday, November 25, 2022
The Year at the United Nations
August United Nations
Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
The UN’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition commemorates the start of the Haitian Revolution (1791) on Tue, Aug 23. 🇭🇹🇺🇳
September United Nations
The General Assembly has two parts: the General Assembly and the High-Level General Debate in the second week when global leaders come to town.
UN General Assembly
The 77th UN General Assembly opens Tue-Mon, Sep 13-19. 🇺🇳
The High-Level General Debate is Tue-Tue, Sep 20-27. 🇺🇳
Midtown East locks down when the General Assembly is in session. It’s best not to drive through the area then, and even avoid Midtown East completely. There is just too much security and traffic.
General Assembly Hall
The Main Architect of the United Nations Headquarters was the Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer
The United Nations Headquarters (1952) was designed by a team of ten architects from around the world. The team, led by Wallace K. Harrison, included legends such as Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965), one of the pioneers of the International Style of modern architecture. Niemeyer (1907-2012) was the youngest of the group.
Corbusier asked Niemeyer to support his plan which Niemeyer did, but the team chose Niemeyer’s proposal. Corbusier continued pressuring Niemeyer so the final plan is officially a combination of the two architect’s ideas, but really the United Nations Headquarters is mostly designed by a Brazilian.
Niemeyer went on to design Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city. The UN General Assembly Building looks like it could be in Brasilia.
Previously at the UN
September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States
September 25 – October 5, 2018
Midtown East, Manhattan
Heads of state visit so Midtown East is blocked with security and traffic
June 18-21, 2013
Midtown East, Manhattan