More than three and a half million people from all corners of the world have taken the guided tours through the United Nations Headquarters buildings in the five years since the tour service began in October 1952. The tour service now has a staff of 75 guides from many countries, and the tours can be conducted in any of 19 languages. Visitors to the UN may also attend meetings in session and watch the proceedings as delegates discuss world issues of the day.
Here, several groups of visitors are seen in the main lobby of the Assembly building. In the foreground is the statue of Zeus, which was presented as a gift to the United Nations by the Greek Government.