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Not to be confused with United Nations Headquarters/Animated

The United Nations Building [1] is the official headquarters of the United Nations, an international organization dedicated to world peace, and is located in Midtown Manhattan's Turtle Bay neighborhood bordering First Avenue, East 42nd Street, East 48th Street, and the East River.


The Ghostbusters were called to the United Nations Building shortly after an encounter with the Sandman at a Staten Island home. Ray Stantz assured Peter Venkman, who was canceling a dinner reservation, they would only have to deal with a "little" Class 6. They battled the Werecat Ghost in a meeting room. Suddenly, Ghost Priests manifested in the seating area and screamed "No!" The Werecat Ghost attempted to flee. It struggled in Ray's stream so Ray called out to Egon Spengler for help. The ghost orally expelled chemically volatile Ectoplasm on Egon's left leg. Peter threw out a Trap and captured the ghost. The Ghost Priests vanished without fanfare.

A short time later, Mr. Okonjo, a UN official, argued over the bill. He didn't think much of the $15,000 surcharge pertaining to Egon's injury. He reminded Peter that the United Nations was covered under the Ghostbusters' general contract with the City of New York. Winston Zeddemore explained that contract covers trapping and storage but anything else was on the client to pay. Okonjo ripped up the bill. Erland Vinter intervened and offered to pay them with a blank check because he meant to contact the Ghostbusters anyway. Vinter returned inside to finish a meeting.


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IDW Comics


  1. Text Box (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #1" (2016) (Comic p.4). Text box reads: "United Nations Building. Midtown Manhattan."
  2. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 91 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0590336843. Joe Medjuck says: "We went to Chinatown, Rockefeller Center, 42nd Street, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the United Nations - all in one day. We didn't really have permits to shoot on any of these places - we just made quick stops here and there."
  3. What Came Before! (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #2" (2016) (Comic What Came Before!). Line reads: "It was a thriller on the shores of the East River as the Ghostbusters were called to the famed headquarters of the United Nations, where they faced a violent Class VI capable of orally expelling a chemically volatile ectoplasm!"
  4. What Came Before! (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #3" (2016) (Comic What came before! page). Line reads: "Meanwhile, back in New York, the injured Egon Spengler was engrossed in a mystery project linked to a reading he collected in Ghostbusters International #1, when the boys busted a ghost at the United Nations"
  5. Ray Stantz (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #3" (2016) (Comic p.9). Ray Stantz says: "Just like Egon got when we were at the United—Gah!"
  6. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #3" (2016) (Comic p.19). Egon Spengler says: "They match the readings I took at the U.N. --"
  7. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.4). Egon Spengler says: "The data collected on Poveglia aligned with a startling consistency to those I personally recorded more than twenty years ago in northern Europe, as well as those from the United Nations."
  8. Meanwhile in our Main Series (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters: Deviations" (2016) (Comic p.36). Line reads: "Recently, they were called down to the United Nations HQ, where Egon Spengler was injured by an aggressive apparition."