Now On View

Maize: Our Food, Our Identity

This exhibit shows the deep connection between traditional foods and cultural identity, and the role of Indigenous communities and nations in maintaining agro-biological diversity. It emphasizes that the defense of Indigenous foods – in this case maize – is intimately tied to the defense of territory and the self-determination and autonomy of Indigenous communities.

It is organized in connection with the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

On display 20 April - 22 May


Advancing Protection, Peace and Development in Afghanistan, Iraq and South Sudan

This exhibit demonstrates the impact of conflict on the livelihoods of local communities in Afghanistan, Iraq and South Sudan, while showcasing the tireless work of demining teams who face daily dangers. It also depicts the broad range of work among the five pillars of mine action that United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) carries out in those regions. 

The exhibition is organized by UNMAS in connection with International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April 2018).

On display 4 April – 9 May


Clean Water Here

This exhibit aims to humanize the world water crisis by showing individuals who need safe water. It will promote the idea that access to safe drinking water is a basic human right, vital for all people everywhere. It supports the aims of the Water Action Decade to improve access to sustainable safe drinking water by raising awareness, supporting research & education, and advocating for underserved communities around the world.

The exhibition is organized by UN Water, Clean Water Here Foundation,, World Vision, and David Clark Cause, in connection with World Water Day (22 March 2018) and the start of the Water Action Decade.

On display 22 March – 24 April

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.




Seventy years of the International Law Commission: Drawing a balance for the future

This exhibit is dedicated to the evolution of the codification movement and the advancements made in the field of international law. It focuses on the efforts of the United Nations, which, through its International Law Commission, has played a major role in this process. The exhibit aims to increase the understanding and appreciation of the general public for international law and for the role of the UN in its development.

This exhibit is organized by the UN Office of Legal Affairs in connection with the 70th session of the International Law Commission.

On display 30 April - 3 June ​