Now On View

The United Nations: Moments and Milestones

This exhibition includes a selection of photos that capture key moments in the work and history of the United Nations: from its founding in 1945 to the first days of UN peacekeeping and political mediation, and then on to providing relief in man-made and natural disasters; helping countries in crises, protecting human rights and supporting the empowerment of women.

It is presented by the UN Department of Public Information and with the generous support of the International Photographic Council and Lifetouch.

On display 6 - 24 June

UN Peacekeeping: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice

This exhibit illustrates both the value of UN peacekeeping and the service and sacrifice of the men and women serving under the UN flag. The photos, taken over the last 70 years, cover peacekeeping operations that are currently deployed, as well as historic UN missions. 

It is presented by the United Nations Departments of Public Information and Peacekeeping Operations and coincides with the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (70th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping).

On display 29 May - 28 June

Clean our Ocean: Ocean Ecosystems

This exhibit highlights the beauty and diversity of ecosystems in the ocean, noting the fundamental roles played by ocean ecosystems for all life on earth and reflecting the impetus to care for and protect our rich ocean ecosystems. The exhibit aims to highlight the need for urgent action to clean our oceans and their ecosystems, a topic that is at the core of the UN’s work surrounding the ocean - related Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG Goal 14. The photos are the winners of the 2017 World Oceans Day Photo Contest.   

It is organized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS).

On display 8 June - 3 July

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.




Just One Inch of Water

This exhibit features photos expressing the inherent dangers of lives and livelihoods intrinsically connected to the water – and how this challenges SDG delivery – in Thailand, Fiji and Bangladesh, three countries with some of the highest drowning rates in the world.

It is organized by RNLI International with the support of the UN Group of Friends of Drowning Prevention.

On display 28 June - 29 July