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United Nations Flag

United Nations Flag

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All of our printed United Nations flags are produced by a process called Dye Sublimation. The system drenches each fibre of the fabric, resulting in a flag with wonderful precise colour, and vitally the design appears perfectly on each side. This is known as ‘printed through to reverse’ and is an important consideration when choosing your flag as both sides will be seen when flying.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags


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Flags will not last forever. Whilst we do everything possible to ensure our products are the most durable possible.


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History of the United Nations Flag

Where in the world?
The map on the first version of the official flag emphasised America and the North Pole.
Technical Specifications
Adopted 7th December 1946
Proportion 2:3/3:5
Design A sky blue field with a white version of the UN emblem.
PMS Blue: 279
Brief History

The first Unofficial flag of the United Nations was adopted during wartime in 1943; it is made up of seven alternating red and white horizontal lines.

The first official Flag of the United Nations was adopted in 1945 and it featured a grey blue background with laurels and a map that focuses on the North Pole and the united states. This was a temporary design for the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.

In 1946 the colour was changed to a sky blue and the map was edited to remove the focus on specific countries. The flag is also used to protect people on peacekeeping missions during conflicts.

The Emblem of United Nations

The emblem of the United Nations features a word map centred on the north pole with five concentric circles. It surrounded by two olive branches. The emblem is often gold, but can also be black and white.

The Flags of the Agencies and Organisations of the United Nations

Here are examples of the flags of the agencies and organisations that work for and with the United Nations. Each flag shares the sky blue field.

Country Flags Designed by the United Nations

The United Nations has designed flags for nations in the past. Between 1992 and 1993 the flag of Cambodia featured the sky blue field with a white outline of Cambodia. The Flag of the Somalia was designed with a simple white five-pointed star in the centre.

The Flags of the Governorates of Egypt

Here are some examples of the proposed flags for countries within the United Nations. All of them share the colours of the UN.

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