ALERTS AND EMERGENCY BULLETINS

Message on impact of severe weather conditions affecting New York region
Posted on: Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:00 am

The remnants of Hurricane Ida caused heavy rain, thunderstorms and flash flooding in the New York region since yesterday evening. As a result, last night the Mayor of New York issued a “Weather Emergency Declaration” which closed city streets to private vehicular traffic from 11.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 September to 5.00 a.m. Thursday, 2 September.

In addition to flooding in some areas, public transport has been affected. As of 5 a.m. this morning, the MTA is reporting that subway service is largely suspended. Other public transport in the region is also likely to be impacted.

The United Nations Headquarters complex was only lightly impacted and will be open today, Thursday, 2 September.

However, staff should take travel conditions into account before travelling, and subject to exigencies of service, managers should exercise their discretion in allowing staff to telecommute.

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.

Department of Operational Support

Message on weather conditions affecting UN Headquarters - Tropical Storm Henri to Impact NYC
Posted on: Saturday, August 21, 2021 01:56 pm

Dear Colleagues 

 

NYC Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22. According to the National Weather Service, there is the potential for very heavy rainfall and damaging winds that may flood roadways and reduce visibility to create hazardous travel conditions through the weekend. Storm impacts are forecast to begin late Saturday, before intensifying throughout Sunday into the afternoon. Residual impacts including showers with breezy winds will still be possible into Monday. 

 

  • Tropical Storm Warning is in effect citywide. 
  • Flood Watch is in effect citywide from Saturday, August 21, at 8 p.m. until Monday, August 23, at 8 a.m. 
  • Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Bronx and northern Queens until further notice. 
  • NYC Parks announced that all City beaches will be closed to swimming on Sunday, August 22 and Monday, August 23, due to the dangerous conditions predicted as an effect of Tropical Storm Henri. 
  • Citywide average precipitation amounts of 3 inch to 6 inches are expected for this storm, with locally higher amounts possible. Several periods of heavy rain from as early as 10 p.m. Saturday to early Monday morning. 

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service 

Should any hazardous conditions continue into the commuting hours on Monday morning, and subject to exigencies of service, managers should exercise their discretion in allowing staff to telecommute. 

 

It is recommended that UN delegates, staff members and affiliates in New York that may have vehicles parked in the UNHQ garage, particularly on lower levels, relocate these vehicles to avoid any potential issues should flooding occur. 

 

The United Nations Headquarters complex in New York will be open.  

 

Should there be any change in the status of the United Nations Headquarters complex, staff will be notified on the emergency.un.org website and through the hotline number (888) 986-8732 or (212) 963-9800 

 

All UN delegates, staff members and affiliates in New York should check emergency.un.org regularly for all emergency and Safety and Security updates regarding UN Headquarters in New York. 

 

 

Department of Operational Support 

CLOSURE OF UN HEADQUARTERS, WEDNESDAY 16 December 1.30pm
Posted on: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:52 am

To all staff and delegates in New York,
 
The United Nations Headquarters Premises will close today, Wednesday 16 December at 1.30pm due to the anticipated snow storm.

Snowfall is expected to start around 3pm today and will intensify into the evening and the night.
 
An update will be issued later whether the premises will be open on Thursday 17 December, depending on mass transit and road conditions.
 
Please watch for further updates.
 
Facilities and Commercial Activities Service
Department of Operational Support

 

Coronavirus disease information for UN Personnel in NY
Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00 am

Updated information on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for UN Personnel in New York can be found on: https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/information-un-headquarters-new-york

The latest information from WHO can be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

For any questions, please contact dos-dhmosh-public-health@un.org 

Staff members can also call the Tier 1 COVID-19 Helpline: (1) 212-963-9999 or extension 3-9999, available 24 hours. 

UNHQ COMPLEX - STATUS UPDATES

CLOSURE OF UN HEADQUARTERS, Thursday, 17 December 2020
Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:12 am

To all Staff and Delegates in New York,

The United Nations Headquarters premises will be closed, Thursday 17 December. due to the snowstorm.
 
A further update will be issued during Thursday to notify UNHQ staff/delegates whether the premises will be open on Friday, 18 December.
 
Please look for further email broadcast updates.
 
Thank you and stay safe,

Facilities and Commercial Activities Service
Division of Administration
Department of Operational Support

UNHQ Complex Update
Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00 am

The United Nations remains open for business. 

From 16 March 2020, all staff in New York are required to telecommute and work remotely, unless their physical presence in the building is needed to carry out essential work in New York and around the world.