Located on First Avenue with a facade lined with the flags of the member countries, the UN Headquarters was impossible to miss. It’s one of those places that tourists usually don’t go because they think they wouldn’t be able to get in, but yes, it is possible and they also have guided tours speaking 12 languages, and are updated at every start of the shift to stay on current events. But for my sister and I, since we were attending a conference, we didn’t have the time to join the guided tours, but instead, we roamed around by ourselves at the end of every session. We met a lot of dignitaries and youth groups from various nationalities, and we learned a lot from listening to each other. General Assembly Building
Sphere Within A Sphere by Arnaldo Pomodoro
A knotted gun sculpture called, “Non-Violence”, by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd in commemoration of his friend, John Lennon, who was shot dead in 1980.
During our sessions in the Assembly Hall
My sister and I at the entrance of the General Assembly buildingThe Ark of Return by Rodney Leon, a Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeThe UN Garden filled with cherry blossoms and more artworks!
Our first cherry blossoms!
Meeting some Japanese delegatesA part of the Berlin Wall! Let Us Beat Swords Into Plowshares an Evgeniy Vuchetich creation donated by the Soviet UnionRoosevelt Island
The world is indeed bigger when you step outside your comfort zone, that’s why I’m glad I did! What did you think about this post? Comment down below and let me read your thoughts!