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I heard the ABC news mention some sort of ceremony
in East Timor which included a welcome to a «blue and
white UN flag». Something about the way they said it
(can’t remember what) suggested that this may not be
the UN flag, but something along the lines of
Cambodia, etc. Has anyone
else heard of this?
Jonathan Dixon, 05 Jan 2000 and 17 Jan 2000
My best guess is that we’ll have a UN-style
interim flag during the next two years, so
this problem will probably
have a lot of time to be addressed. Perhaps the map
of East Timor on light
blue, or something of the sort…
Jorge Candeias, 22 Oct 1999
In all the images taken in these meetings
I’ve seen so far, the only flag visible is the flag of
Jorge Candeias, 17 Jan 2000
The current UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
has probably no flag. Its web page displays only the flag of UN
Jan Zrzavy, 23 Feb 2000
And only the UN flag is shown in the transfer
ceremonies in which military responsibility was transferred from
INTERFET to UNTAET. Press reports, if these
are to believed, mention that as the INTERFET flag was taken down, the
United Nations flag was hoisted.
Jan Oskar Engene, 23 Feb 2000
The FALINTIL militia was reconstituted
on 1 February 2001 into the
new Defence Force of East Timor. The ceremony for this event was shown
on Australian television news (SBS) and showed the FALINTIL flag being
lowered and the UN flag being raised.
This reconfirms the official use of the UN flag in the territory.
Ralph Kelly, 10 Feb 2001
I just noticed that the regimental flag of the
Australian Battalion of UNTAET,
used in 2000-2002, and the positional color of the
Commander of INTERFET, used in 1999-2000,
— in both cases international peace-keeping forces sent to East Timor upon
its independence — were both green with a blue disc with green map and
white elements upon it and a yellow ring all around. Could it be that the
latter influenced the former?
António Martins, 18 May 2006
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