United Nations Building and Gift Shop

The United Nations Building houses the United Nations Association of San Diego (UNA-SD), the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Classroom, and the International Gift Shop. In 1956, Eleanor Roosevelt requested that the San Diego City Council grant the newly formed UNA-SD the permanent use of the Park's U.N. Building for educational and administrative purposes.

The International Gift Shop allows the opportunity to shop the world in Balboa Park...Promote the work of the United Nations—and pick up special gifts for your friends and family. When you shop at the United Nations International Gift Shop, you support the peaceful coexistence and cooperation among all the peoples of the world. You’ll find items from Africa, Latin America, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, and more, including instruments and artifacts, hand-carved boxes and sculptures, nesting dolls, lacquer pins and boxes, exotic jewelry, ethnic clothing, and books