Now On View

Finno Ugric and Samoyed People

This free-standing photo exhibition portrays the cultures and languages of the Uralic people – namely, Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples. Uralic indigenous people dwell in areas from the Danube Plains to the Taymyr Peninsula in northern Siberia. Their traditions, languages and ways of life vary to significant degrees as does the huge land that they live on.

The exhibition is organized by the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the United Nations in connection with the upcoming Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (24 April – 5 May). The content is provided by the Estonian National Museum.

On display 6 April – 25 May 2017


United Nations Mine Action Service 20 Years

This exhibition celebrates 20 years of mine action carried out by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). It shows how “mine action” has evolved from the relatively straightforward process of finding and destroying landmines to a fully comprehensive five-pillar response to the carnage wreaked by an increasingly vicious range of weapons. The content is displayed on a very large tapestry where the different components of mine action work are highlighted.

The exhibition is organized by the United Nations Mine Action Service in connection with the International Day of Mine Awareness and Mine Action (4 April).

On display 1 April – 25 May 2017 


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 with the generous support of the Mission of Italy to the United Nations.




Spotlight on SDGs 

This exhibition showcases the prize-winning images of a photo contest that encourages students to reflect on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to encapsulate their view in a photograph accompanied by a statement. The SDGs are 17 development targets that the international community has committed to achieve by 2030.

The exhibition is organized by the United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo and Sophia University, Japan, in collaboration with Getty Images Japan.

On display 10 July – 10 August 2017