After the tour, we went to lunch at a pizza shop. Once done with lunch, we went to a presentation about the genocide in Darfur that has been going on for years and still has not ended. This was a very exciting trip overall. Now I can say that during my college experience, I visited the UN. It is an amazing experience witnessing a place where some of the world’s most important leaders meet to discuss global issues. They also touched on many important factors, such as poverty and genocide. The UN is a very important part of unity in this world, and being able to see that firsthand is something I will never forget."
"On Wednesday November 4, 2009, several students and faculty from Fairleigh Dickinson University travelled into New York City to visit the office of the United Nations (UN). The bus departed for the UN at 8:00 a.m. and arrived at around 9:30 a.m. It was very exciting stepping off of that bus to walk onto where so many world leaders meet and discuss issues everyday.
After having breakfast and passing through security, we were able to take a tour around the offices of the UN. They showed us many gifts that were given by countries to the UN. For example, they showed us a model of a bridge given to the UN by China. Our tour guide also showed us tools and materials that were used at refuge camps to help treat the starving, sick, and abused people who relocated there. One example that he showed us was a bed with a cloth around the top to prevent other people from catching contagious diseases, such as malaria. He eventually showed us into the room where all the world leaders meet. It was a room with hundreds of chairs to seat people at one long desk on every stair. Above that was a control room where words would be translated into six different languages.