United Nations Headquarters

Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) is a masterpiece of midcentury-modern architecture designed in 1947 by an international team of leading architects. Occupying more than 17 acres that include a public plaza, gardens and buildings, UNHQ is comprised of four interconnected structures: the Secretariat Building, a 39-story skyscraper that houses the offices of the Secretariat; the Conference Building that contains the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Trusteeship, and Security Council Chambers; the General Assembly Building where delegates from Member States gather together in the General Assembly Hall for collective decision-making; and the Dag Hammarskjöld Library.     

UNHQ is the site of many of the meetings and conferences that are at the heart of the Organization’s decision-making process.  

These collections contain images of the design, construction and renovation of the complex; the art contained within the buildings and grounds; and behind-the-scenes views of the people in the buildings as they work to make the world a better place.