United Nations Flag

Resolution of the General Assembly, October 20, 1947

The General Assembly,

Recognizes that it is desirable to adopt a distinctive flag of the United Nations and to authorize its use and, therefore,

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Resolves that the flag of the United Nations shall be the official emblem, adopted by the General Assembly, under the terms of its resolution 92 (1) of 7 December 1946., centered on a light blue ground;

Directs the Secretary-General to draw up regulations concerning the dimensions and proportions 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.


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