Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

From: Commonwealth Flag Officer www.itsanhonour.gov.au

To: All Flag Marshals: Action Australia-wide
Sent: Wed 16/10/2013 4:14 PM

United Nations Day

24 October 2013

United Nations Day is observed in Australia on 24 October each year to commemorate the coming into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945.

As part of an agreement made by the Australian Government as a member of the United Nations, the United Nations Flag is flown in the position of honour all day on United Nations Day, displacing the Australian National Flag on that day.

If a United Nations Flag is available, it should be flown all day on Thursday 24 October 2013 from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. If there is only one flagpole available, the United Nations Flag should be flown even if that flagpole is ordinarily reserved for flying the Australian National Flag. If two flagpoles are available, the United Nations Flag should be flown in the pre-eminent position for the day with the Australian National Flag on the second flagpole.

If a United Nations Flag is not available, normal arrangements for flying the Australian National Flag apply.

Your assistance is appreciated.

Commonwealth Flag Officer

17 October 2013