Now On View

Our Beautiful Ocean 

This exhibit highlights the beauty of the ocean, some of the challenges it faces, in particular from plastic waste, and how humans are helping to overcome this. 

The exhibition is organized the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (OLA). It is presented in connection with World Oceans Day (8 June).

On display 1 - 17  June 2019

Planet or Plastic?

This exhibition raises awareness about plastic pollution and the global plastic trash crisis. It provides background on the history of plastic and its uses, the issues that the rise of plastic use has caused, and steps visitors can take to reduce their own plastic waste.  

The exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society and endorsed by the UN Office of the President of the General Assembly. It is presented in connection with World Environment Day (June 5). 

On display 24 May - 24 June 2019



1889-2019: Celebrating 130 years of the IPU 

This exhibit tells the story of the IPU, the first multilateral political organization in the world. Through archival images, it looks back at its achievements over the past 130 years while assessing its present impact, and looking towards the future.

The exhibit is organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

On display 20 June - 22 July​ 2019

Social Justice, Decent Work: 100 Years of the ILO 

This exhibition charts the history of the ILO, from its early beginnings, through turning points in the world of work and looks ahead to maintaining its founding values in a future marked by the impact of technology, climate change and transformations in the organization of work.  

The exhibition is organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

On display 28 June - 26 August 2019

Education Transforms Lives 

The exhibition examines the centrality of education for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. It raises awareness of the efforts of governments, civil society and other partners in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all worldwide. 

The exhibition is organized by UNESCO and endorsed by the UN Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning. It is presented in connection with the High Level Political Forum (9-18 July).

On display 1 July - 27 August 2019



UN Headquarters: A Workshop for Peace

The exhibition features archival images of the planning and building of UNHQ between 1949 and 1952 and photos of the recently renovated compound. The exhibition is organized by the UN Department of Public Information in collaboration with the Mission of Italy to the United Nations.