The property is considered international territory. A magnificent bronze sculpture is dedicated to the memory of Dag Hammarskjold, the only Secretary General killed in office. He died on a peace mission to the Congo in 1961. Colorful flags of 188 countries fly along First Avenue and present one of New York's best photo opportunities.
Tours include visits to the Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the Economic and Social Council, where you might actually observe a meeting. Along with exhibits on peacekeeping operations, decolonization and disarmament, you'll also see a wonderful art collection of tapestries, murals, mosaics and sculptures from member states. The visit ends with a visit to the famous General Assembly Hall.