New York, New York Guide (B): Visit 193 Countries in 1 Day, the UN HQ in NYC

Visit 193 Countries in 1 Day, the UN HQ in NYC
193 colourful flags are aligned in front of an isolated 166-metre high glass-covered skyscraper on 1st Avenue, Manhattan. We are about to enter each one of these countries which flag is waving in front of the building of the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City, where world changing decisions are made.

We are taking in the symbolism of the art pieces offered by some of the member countries and some of which are showcased on the vast square overlooking the East River. Visitors are taking selfies in front of the Swedish Knotted Gun and the Italian Sphere within a Sphere.

One of the original Non-Violence bronze sculpture by the Swede Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, UN HQ, New York City

Sphere within a Sphere, by the Italian Lamberto Dini, UN HQ New York City

More artwork is displayed as we enter one of the four Headquarters of the UN (New York City, Vienna, Geneva, and Nairobi). It is this very building in Manhattan that world-changing decisions have been made under the supervision of the UN Secretary-General (currently, Ban Ki-moon, who is finishing his last year in this position). Since the creation of the United Nations right after World War II in October 1945, its member states have donated very symbolic art pieces to the organization.

UN HQ, New York City

Work of art in the UN HQ, New York City

With its main mission that is to sustain cooperation between countries to maintain world peace, the UN Headquarters is far more than an art gallery. We ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visit 193 Countries in 1 Day, the UN HQ in NYC
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Headquarters   Italian Sphere   Swedish Knotted Gun  
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
Read it on author's website: https://bestregardsfromfar.com/2016/07/20/visiting-united-nations-new-york-city/

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