The United Nations flag, adopted in 1946, serves as a symbol of global unity and cooperation. Its design features a light blue background, representing peace and the sky, with a world map projection centered on the North Pole. Olive branches, traditional symbols of peace, encircle the map. At the top left corner, there’s a white emblem depicting a grid in azimuthal equidistant projection. The emblem symbolizes the organization’s mission to promote peace, security, human rights, and development worldwide. The United Nations flag flies at UN headquarters in New York and at other UN offices globally. It embodies the organization’s principles and ideals.