What is the emblem of the United Nations?
A similar looking flag was first presented in a slightly different form from the present one at the Organisation Conference in San Francisco in April 1945, with the only difference the drawing of the Earth. The flag was distributed among delegates and the press. In 1946, a UNO committee got the task of making a definite design, which was presented December 2, 1946, and adopted by the plenary session of the UNO on December 7, 1946. The earlier version had the globe 90 degrees turned eastward compared with the present flag. According to press statements, the change was made to move North Ame ...more
The background is blue, all countries are in gold and the water areas are in white.
This map of the world is then encased in the branches of an olive tree (to symbolise peace). The olive branches are also in gold.
The design has been largely unchanged snce it was agreed and accepted on December 7th 1946.
The emblem is sometimes confused with the flag of the United Nations. This also has the map of the world, with the centre of the North Pole, but the flag is blue and the countries/olive branches are white in colour.