Here, you will find a list of services and online resources that may make your transition to living and working in the greater New York City area a little easier.
Information on license plates and parking permits is available through both the Protocol and Liaison Service (room NL-2058, ext. 212-963-7172) and Garage Adminstration (room CB-021, 212-963-6212 or 212-963-6213)
Branch locations - First Ave and 44th St, 401 Madison Ave, and other locations around New York; New Jersey; Connecticut
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Telephone: 212-740-7093 (First Avenue at 44th Street)
Credit cards: Social Security Number is needed to apply
UNFCU (Credit Union):
Branch locations: DC2 3rd Floor, 880 2nd Avenue, 380 Madison Ave.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 212-338-8161 (DC2)
ATMs: DC2 3rd Floor, 880 2nd Avenue street level, Main Cafeteria Secretariat
Credit cards: No Social Security Number is needed
Assistive tools and services available for various visual, hearing and mobility impairments.
Location: Conference Building, Level 1B, by the Secretariat escalators
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Tours, books and gifts
Location: 42nd Street & 1st Avenue, Location: L1B-105
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Saturday - Sunday)
United Nations Visitor Centre
Hours and location: Only visitors having purchased a UN guided tour ticket online will be allowed to access the Visitor Centre, Monday through Friday entering at 47th Street with gate hours from 9:15 am to 4:15 pm.
Free walk-in public access on Saturdays and Sundays (enter at 43rd Street), gate hours from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Service hours at differente locations:
afeteria (Secretariat lobby)
Café Austria (2nd floor of the North Lawn Building)
North Delegates Lounge Bar (2nd Floor of Conference Building)
Delegates Dining Room (Fourth Floor of the Conference Building). For reservations please call: 917-367-3314 or 212-963-7626.
Questions should be refered to:Catering-Services@un.org
PATH train: http://www.panynj.gov/path/index.html
NJ Transit buses, trains: http://www.njtransit.com/
Other buses: http://www.panynj.gov/tbt/busline.HTM
Water taxi: http://www.nywatertaxi.com/nywt.aspx?s=com
Metro-North Rail Road: http://www.mta.info/mnr/
New York City Department of Education
UN Language and Communications Programme
Classes (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) are free for accredited mission personnel (when eligibility requirements are met). Register in person during registration period.
Location: 380 Madison Ave, 14th Floor, DC1-244 and DC1-246; and DC2, 2nd Floor
In-person inquiries: 1-3 p.m.
Library and UN Documents
Dag Hammarksjold Library
Located at the corner of 1 st Av. and 42 nd St.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9AM-5:30 PM, or until 6PM when the GA is in session (mid September to December).
Details on future library training and online tutorials can be found on the library website .
For information on finding UN documents, one-on-one research consultations, or accessing electronic resources contact the Library Reference Desk .
Telephone: 212 963 7080
Room: 5th Floor
Office & Nursing Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Travel Clearance Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
During General Assembly (North Lawn Clinic only)
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday
DC1 Medical Unit
Hours: 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday *
UNICEF Medical Unit
Room: 5th floor, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza
Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.. Monday-Friday *
For Nursing Mother's Room please call (212) 963 7090
* During the General Assembly medical service hours are extended to 5:30 p.m.
Pass and ID Office
Room: U-100 (1st Av. On the NW corner of 46th St )
Hours: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Places to live
Short and long-term rent lists are available on the Community Section (Social activies) in iSeek.
Housing Unit: 212-963-7065 .
UN Postal Administration
the UNPA Stamp Shop has been relocated to a temporary Visitor's Centre in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library on the south end of the campus. Due to security limitations, visitors are not allowed into the Centre during the work week without prior notice of arrival. To schedule a visit to the UNPA Stamp Shop, please call 212-963-7698 (or 1-800-234-8672) for access instructions. A picture ID will be required for entryDuring the General Assembly: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The UN Stamp shop is available for unannounced walk in guests on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors can gain access through the 43 Street entrance.
Information on and application for Visa for domestic employees and certain family members other than primary dependants.
Room: FF Building, 6th Floor, Room 656