Event Venue UN Headquarters, New York

Standing on the eastern shore of Manhattan Island, on the banks of New York City’s East River, United Nations Headquarters remains both a symbol of peace and a beacon of hope. To its 18 acres come representatives of the earth’s seven billion people, to discuss and decide issues of peace, justice and economic and social well being.



The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. A gift from Sweden, originally designed by the Swedish architect Svem Markelius. Renovated in 2013, the Chamber features the new curtain ‘Diaologos’ by Ann Edholm.

The ceiling over the public gallery has been deliberately left ‘unfinished’ to symbolize that the work of the United Nations will never be finished. The architect intentionally chose to leave the pipes and ducts exposed as a symbolic reminder of the importance of the structure and foundation behind the UN’s never ending work.

Where to stay Accomodation

Hotel RIU Plaza New York Times Square,
305 West, 46th Street, 10036, New York

It is conveniently located with respect to the United Nations Building.

Contact: Laura Polansky, Sales Riu Plaza Hotels,

(+1) 646 864 1155, [email protected]

To book please specify nights staying, state that you are attending the IYOG2022 event and expect to have to pay a deposit. The event is in a very busy period for New York hotels and the current price of $350 for room and breakfast is likely to increase.

There are alternative hotels in the area near the United Nations Building

Directions UN Headquarters, New York