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UN Office New York

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The seat of the United Nations is New York City; the organization's permanent headquarters is located with five of its six principal organs: Security Council, General Assembly, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Trusteeship Council and Secretariat. The Charter of the UN contains no regulation with regard to the seat of the UN. Without doubt the host country USA benefits from the UN headquarters in New York, which fosters the US economy through the demand for goods and services, hotel beds and airline tickets for UN staff and member state delegations. And the United Nations benefits from the central geographical location, the quality of the communication services and the great number of journalists and TV programmes available in New York. As it is important for the UN to attract attention to its debates and decisions, New York is all in all a suitable place for its seat.

Keywords: ECOSOC; General Assembly; New York; Secretariat; Security Council; Trusteeship Council; UN Office

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