My friend Colleen works at the United Nations. She writes:
Wanna come over here for lunch? I can give you the backstage pass and we can poke our heads into the Security Council if they're not in session. You can also check out the totally sublime *carpet portraits* of all the Secretaries-General, a gift from the government of Iran to the UN. Also, such classics as the Date Tree, the Elephant Schlong, the Weird Basement Where All the Conferences happen, and lotsa other stuff.
I have rarely been as excited for a lunch date in all my life. More as it develops.