|Flag Date:||7th December 1946|
|Flag Designer:||Donal McLaughlin (Emblem)|
|Adoption Route:||United Nations|
|UK Design Code:||UNNA0001|
|Pantone® Colours:||White, Blue 279**|
|Certification:||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram|
The Flag of the United Nations is a supranational flag adopted on 7 December 1946 by a resolution of the General Assembly.
The emblem consists of a circular map of the earth in azimuthal equidistant projection centred at the North Pole between two olive branches. The emblem is white on a light-blue field.
* The flag is specified as 3:5 or 1:2. The Flag Institute recommends 3:5 to match the national, regional and community flags of the United Kingdom.
** No specifications exist for the correct shade of blue – the Pantone® cited is the colour most commonly used.
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