Now On View

Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this exhibit highlights the little known, yet essential, roles played by women delegates in shaping the document. Through images and quotes from around the world, it also brings to life the continuing impact and relevance of this milestone document in people’s lives everywhere, every day.

This exhibit was produced by the UN Human Rights Office and the UN Department of Public Information.  

On display until 7 January 2019

People on the Move

People have been on the move since time immemorial. Today, the number of international migrants worldwide stands at 258 million, about 3.4 per cent of the world’s population. While we use statistics to speak about people on the move, we must remember that each number represents a human being, someone just like each of us. The images in this exhibit capture moments in time – over the last seven decades – of the millions that have, for one reason or another, become people on the move.

This exhibit is organized by the UN Department of Public Information with the support of the International Photographic Council and Lifetouch.

On display until 8 January 2019

Unrealized Rights​, Unfulfilled Promises​

Through photographs and text, this exhibit aims to weave together the past, present and future of the Palestinian people, highlighting what befell them and reflecting on the human impact of decades of dispossession and injustice. It also celebrates their inspirational resilience as well as their efforts to preserve their heritage, culture and identity.

This exhibit is organized by the United Nations General Assembly Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations and endorsed by Division for Palestinian Rights of the UN Department of Political Affairs.

On display until – 4 January 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.