United Nations Flag

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The United Nations Flag is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Organization.

General Assembly resolutions

The General Assembly, in its resolution 167(II) of 20 October 1947 stated:

Resolves that the flag of the United Nations shall be the official emblem adopted by the General Assembly…centred on a light blue ground;

Directs the Secretary-General to draw up regulations concerning the dimensions and proprtions of the flag;

Authorizes the Secretary-General to adopt a flag code, having in mind the desirability of a regulated use of the flag and the protection of its dignity.

Flag Code and Regulations

The use of the United Nations flag is governed by the United Nations Flag Code and Regulations, which covers subjects such as the dimensions of the flag, flag protocol, use of the flag, prohibitions and mourning.

The text of the United Nations Flag Code and Regulations can be found in ST/SGB/132

See also