The website of UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation) is at www.unpo.org,
where it says:
"UNPO is an international organisation created by nations and peoples around the world, who are not represented as such in the world's
principal international organisations, such as the United Nations.
Founded in 1991, UNPO today consists of over 50 members who represent
over 100 million persons. UNPO offers an international forum for
occupied nations, indigenous peoples, minorities, and even oppressed
majorities who currently struggle to regain their lost countries,
preserve their cultural identities, protect their basic human and
economic rights and safeguard the natural environment." Ben Cahoon, 9
The UNPO flag was adopted on 5 August 1991 at the second UNPO General Assembly.
At the first GA on 11 February 1991 it was decided to call on all present
members to design both a flag and a symbol for UNPO. At the time of the second
GA both a flag and a symbol were adopted, however over the years the flag was
deemed not clear enough to identify UNPO, which was the reason why the logo was
more often used than the flag. In 2005 it was decided to combine the flag and
symbol into a new flag. Jeroen Zandberg, UNPO Secretariat, 15
"The logo of UNPO was the result of an open competition in which Mr. Qenan Sheji
(of Albania) made the winning design. As far as I know, UNPO did not adopt a new
flag in 2002. The flag without the UNPO name in the middle was sometimes used
before and after that time and I am not completely sure why this happened, but
the official flag is the one that is attached and it is usually behind a deep
blue background; also see the photo's on our website. Jeroen". Ben
Cahoon, 9 October 2008
The date of the adoption of the new flag was 24 June 2005. Jeroen Zandberg,
4 November 2009
Adopted at the first General Assembly on 11 February 1991. Replaced by current
flag in 2005. The ring of colors of the original flag was simplified and 'UNPO'
was added to the flag. Therefore, since June 2005 the official UNPO flag is the
one with the UNPO symbol. The original flag had a ring of colors to represent
the 'colorful world'. Jeroen Zandberg, UNPO Secretariat, 15
I am describing these flags, following the UNPO members' list. In my
comments, "similar" means that the flags shown on UNPO website and ours
are the same, whereas identical means that the images shown on UNPO
website and ours are the same.
Abkhazia - flag similar to that at ge-abkha.html, but
with wrong proportion (4:7 instead of 1:2).
Aboriginals of Australia - image identical to that at
Aceh/Sumatra - flag similar to that at id-aceh.html, but
with wrong proportion (~2:3 instead of 1:2).
Albanians in Macedonia - National Albanian flag, similar to that at
al.html, but with wrong proportion (2:3 instead of 5:7).
Assyria - image identical to that at assyria.html, but in
a larger size. This was the original image of this flag before I resized and corrected it.
Bashkortostan - flag similar to that at ru-02.html. Most
probably an earlier version of this flag by Rick Wyatt, which was later
corrected by myself and credited to both of us.
The UNPO Presidency met from 01 to 03 February 2007 at the European
Parliament in Brussels, where it welcomed the following nations and peoples into
the organisation (details at