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Flag of Pacific Community

Pacific Community
Ratio 7:10
Adoption 1999
Design The current flag features a circle of stars on a blue field, completed by an arch. Inside the circle figures an emblem consisting of sail, ocean and a palm tree. [0]
Colors
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History

On 6 December 1999 during a conference in Papeete the SPC, formerly the South Pacific Commission adopted the present flag. [0]

Meaning

The arch represents the secretariat which ties the countries together. The sail and ocean symbolise linkage and interchange, while the sail itself represents a canoe and symbolises movement and change. The palm tree symbolises wealth. The colors intend to mirror the clear night skies of the Pacific (the dark blue field and the white stars). The turquoise sail, arch and lower wave symbolises youth and the island chains of the region. Each member of the organization is represented by a star.[0]