UN brings economic, cultural and educational benefits to New York City

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The United Nations expresses its gratitude to the City of New York for hosting the Millennium Summit by spelling out “Thank You” in lights on its Secretariat Building on 10 and 11 September, 2000. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A new study has found that the UN brings significant economic, cultural and educational benefits to the people of New York City.

According to Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs, the UN has generated thousands of jobs and huge economic output for the city.

Referencing the centrepiece of the American football season, she said hosting the UN is similar to "having seven Super Bowls every year".

Andita Listyarini has been speaking to Ms Abeywardena.

Duration: 2'59"

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