Thursday, August 07, 2008

A different sort of flag

This morning I noticed we had the 128th flag in the sidebar. This was for an organization rather than a specific nation: the Asia Pacific Region of the World Customs Organization.

I could not find an image of the flag with their logo, so faked it.

From their site:
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is an independent, intergovernmental, world-wide body competent in Customs matters and has a mission to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. A regional structure was established to provide practical assistance in order to:

  • Ensure the permanent presence of the WCO in each region of the world;
  • Ensure that the WCO is kept informed of regional interests;
  • Promote greater involvement of members in WCO activities;
  • Encourage non-Members to join the WCO;
  • Establish close co-operation with regional organizations working in the Customs field;
  • Promote cooperation between Members in each region.
The Far East, South and South East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific Islands Region of the World Customs Organization is composed of the following members:

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macao China, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Kingdom of Tonga and Vietnam.
Welcome to our visitor from the Asia Pacific Region. And no, at the moment I have nothing to declare.

--the BB


FranIAm said...


Jane R said...

Great job on the banner!