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Service Advisory: UN General Assembly

Traffic conditions in New York City will be challenging this week due to the UN General Assembly along with heightened security in and around the city. We encourage our customers to leave extra travel time while getting around the city and to the airport. Our Customer Service Team is available by calling 212-812-9000 to adjust your scheduled pick up time or for any additional questions you may have. Thank you for your patience, we look forward to you traveling with us!

About the UN General Assembly 

2016 marks the 70th UN General Assembly which nations from all over the globe meet and make recommendations for General Assembly Resolutions. The first session was in January 2046 in Westminster Central Hall in London and included representation from 51 nations – currently there are 193 members of the United Nations.  Since then it’s been in New York City ever year except in 1988 when it was held in Switzerland.

Each Generally Assembly is planned about seven months in advance as they plan the agenda sessions which are then numbered. Depending on the agenda, the sessions could take place during the assembly or appointments could be made months down the line.

When the UN General Assembly is held at the United Nations, which is located on the East side of Manhattan. The members meet in a special building designed just for the purpose of this meeting. Although the UN is closed to Visitors during the General Assembly, you could visit weekdays between 9am and 4:30pm for a guided tour.

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