Will the United Nations Flag fly over Ballymena Town Hall?

Could we see the United Nations Flag fly over Ballymena Town Hall?

COUNCILLORS are set to be told whether the United Nations flag can fly from buildings like Ballymena Town Hall to mark the 75th anniversary of the international organisation.

A proposal by Larne Lough Alliance councillor was made at the August meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council for the flag to go up on civic buildings in the area to mark the anniversary which is being celebrated on Saturday October 24 this year.

Cllr Donnelly told a recent meeting that “the fact that we can’t light up the building it would be pertinent to fly the flag of the United Nations to celebrate this occasion from our civic buildings”.

Larne Lough DUP councillor Gregg McKeen asked if the proposal fitted in with “our normal protocol with flags”.

Chief Executive Anne Donaghy said she would check the situation and come back to councillors.

The Mayor, Knockagh DUP councillor Peter Johnston, said that if social distancing measures are relaxed further he will hold a mayoral reception to mark the anniversary.

The agenda for the main September meeting of the Council – due to be held in Ballymena on Monday September 7 – says a verbal report will be given regarding marking the UN 75th Anniversary.

  • The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonising the actions of nations.

 

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