Flag of the United Nations
flag raised for the United Nations
|Proportion||2:3 or 3:5|
|Adopted||December 7, 1946|
|Design||A white UN emblem (a polar azimuthal equidistant projection world map surrounded by two olive branches) on a blue background.|
|Designed by||Donal McLaughlin (emblem only)|
White and blue are the official colours of the United Nations.
- or using the same proportions of the national flag of whatever country it is flown in, with the emblem being centred and one half of the hoist.
- Bertram, Hulen. "Origin of the UNO Seal", The New York Times, March 10, 1946. Accessed January 4, 2009.
- Lyons, Catherine. "UN Logo Designer Celebrates His Centennial" Archived 2008-10-10 at the Wayback Machine, United Nations Association, c. 1975. Accessed January 4, 2009.