A Decade of American Foreign Policy 1941-1949
United Nations Flag

Resolution of the General Assembly, October 20, 1947(1)

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;

(1) The United States and the United Nations, Report by the President to Congress for the year 1947, Department of State Publication 3024, International Organization and Conference Series III, p. 234. Back

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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