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Union for the Mediterranean


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[Union for the Mediterranean flag]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 12 May 2012

See also:


Union for the Mediterranean
Union pour la Méditerranée (French)
Al-'Ittihād min Ajil al-Mutawassit (Arabic)

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an inter-governmental organization with regional focus, working alongside community institutions, which has a permanent secretariat in Barcelona and a co-presidency shared between the north and the south of the Mediterranean. It was founded on 13 July 2008 based on the initiative of French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
UfM is a multilateral partnership with a view to increasing the potential for regional integration and cohesion among Euro-Mediterranean partners. The Union for the Mediterranean is inspired by the shared political will to revitalize efforts to transform the Mediterranean into an area of peace, democracy, cooperation and prosperity.
Zoltan Horvath, 12 May 2012

The Flag

There is a flag of the organization itself, it is white over blue, adopted in 2008:
The upper white stripe symbolizes the sky, the lower is blue, symbolizing the sea.
Zoltan Horvath, 12 May 2012

The Secretariat

[Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat flag]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 12 May 2012

Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean created by the 43 Euro-Mediterranean Heads of State and Government in Paris. Foreign Affairs Ministers in their meeting in Marseille on 4 November 2008 decided that the headquarters of the Secretariat would be in Barcelona. The creation of a joint secretariat is a key stone in this partnership. The Secretariat will contribute to reinforcing co ownership of new Mediterranean relations and achieving visibility through economic projects.
The Secretariat has its own flag. It is blue with secretariat logo in the middle placed on a white disc.
Images of this flag:
Home page:
Zoltan Horvath, 12 May 2012