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United Nations Flag and Emblem

 

[United Nations Flag]

 

UNITED NATIONS FLAG

 

 

 

 

Date:  20 October 1947

Description:

The official emblem of the United Nations in white, centered on a light blue ground. (PMS 279)

Proportions:

Hoist (width) : Fly (length) 2:3 or 3:5 or the same proportions as the national flag of any country in which the UN flag is flown; the emblem is one half of the hoist and is entirely centered.


[United Nations Emblem]

 

UNITED NATIONS EMBLEM

 

 

 

 

Description:

The current United Nations emblem was approved on 7 December 1946. The design is "a map of the world representing an azimuthal equidistant projection centred on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree, in gold on a field of smoke-blue with all water areas in white. The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes five concentric circles".

Symbolism:

Olive branches symbolize peace. The world map depicts the area of concern to the United Nations in achieving its main purpose, peace and security.

 

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