UN Flag pin 2012

UN Flag pin 2012

I obtained this pin in 2012 while in New York City. I had a chance to have an abbreviated tour of the United Nations Building—and I must say that I was disappointed. Oh, I got to see pretty much everything one could hope for, including the location of the Security Council and the General Assembly. What was disappointing was the growing seediness of the building. It is poorly maintained, and suggests the very demise in the future of the UN itself. I hope I am wrong. The flag itself depicts the nations of the world as seen from a polar projection, with no country in a dominant position. If only we could actually settle differences in conference instead of with bombs.

Location: 04-G1

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