UN Council Chamber, Geneva

This brass version of the UN logo hangs in the Council Chamber in Geneva.

“A map of the world representing an azimuthal equidistant projection centred on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree, . . . The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes five concentric circles.”

— Official Seal and Emblem of the United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General, 15 October 1946

The olive branches are a symbol for peace, and the world map represents all the people and the countries of the world.

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