Visiting the site of UN Headquarters is like walking into a bubble; a microcosm of our world within my reach, coming to terms with the knowledge I’m no longer walking in New York City but on the grounds of an international territory.
The site of UN Headquarters is owned by the United Nations. It is an international territory. No federal, state or local officer or official of the United States, whether administrative, judicial, military or police, may enter UN Headquarters, except with the consent of and under conditions agreed to by the Secretary-General of the Organization.
United Nations Headquarters remains both a symbol of peace and a beacon of hope – in the present troubled times, more than ever.
Images taken during the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73)
Sculpture: “Consciousness” by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurza, a gift from Mongolia to the United Nations
September 27th, 2018