Flag of the United Nations facts for kids
|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)|
The olive branches are a symbol for peace, and the world map represents all the people and the countries of the world.
White and blue are the official colours of the United Nations.
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The flag flying at United Nations Plaza in the Civic Center, San Francisco, California
Insignia displayed on the cover of the United Nations Charter, 26 June 1945, predating the official adoption of a flag of the United Nations. Notably, the lower, upright part of the globe is centered on 100° West, which places North America at prominence. Later versions of the United Nations insignia changes this to align closer to, and eventually at, the prime meridian (0° longitude).
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