The flag of the United Nations consists of a light blue background with a white, simplified version of the UN emblem in the center. The emblem consists of a polar azimuthal equidistant projection map of the world, surrounded by two olive branches, representing peace. The map is depicted as viewed from the North Pole and includes all the continents and oceans. The letters “UN” are written in white in the upper right-hand corner of the blue field. The light blue color of the flag represents peace and the UN’s commitment to promoting peaceful relations among nations.