South Sudan's flag flies at the United Nations

 

Flags of Member States fly in front of the United Nations Headquarters building.

At an emotional ceremony at the United Nations, the flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised.

It is now be one of 193 country flags that will fly outside the New York building.

The Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar Teny says it's a meaningful day for his country.

"This is, was as people of South Sudan an historic and emotional day for us to be accepted to be admitted into the international community today." Duration: 26″

Each color of South Sudan's flag represents something related to the country. Black for the people, white for peace, red for blood shed, green for the land, blue for the Nile river and a gold star representing unity of the states of Africa's newest nation.

UN welcomes South Sudan as 193rd Member State

Vice-President Machar's speech made at the flag raising ceremony for South Sudan at the UN Listen /
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