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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,

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.