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United Nations Day is observed on 24 October each year to commemorate the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945. Through the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, the United Nations officially came into being.

The United Nations Flag (if available) may be flown next to the Australian National Flag all day on Sunday, 24 October 2021, from buildings and establishments occupied by Western Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are also encouraged to participate.

The Australian National Flag should be flown in the pre-eminent position with the United Nations Flag on the second flagpole for the day. The United Nations Flag should be of the same size as other flags flown.

The United Nations Flag should not displace the Australian National Flag. If there is only one flagpole available, one flagpole is higher than others, or a United Nations Flag is not available, normal arrangements for flying flags apply.

Ministerial Offices are asked to disseminate this information to all Western Australian Government departments and associated agencies within their Minister’s portfolio. The financial and staffing implications arising from weekend flag marshal duties are the responsibility of each organisation.

If further information is required, please contact Protocol and State Events by calling 61 8 6552 6333 or visit the Australian Government website.

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Protocol and State Events
Department of Premier and Cabinet

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