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image located by Zachary Harden, 26 April 2023
image located by Jean-Marc Merklin, 4 Fenruary 2023
The International Olive Council is the world’s only international intergovernmental organisation in the field of olive oil and table olives. It was set up it Madrid, Spain, in 1959, under the auspices of the United Nations. It used to be known as the International Olive Oil Council or IOOC until 2006, when its name was changed.
The Council is a decisive player in contributing to the sustainable and responsible development of olive growing and it serves as a world forum for discussing policymaking issues and tackling present and future challenges. It does so by:
Encouraging international technical cooperation on research and development projects, training and the transfer of technology.
Encouraging the expansion of international trade in olive oil and table olives, drawing up and updating product trade standards and improving quality.
Enhancing the environmental impact of olive growing and the olive industry.
Promoting world consumption of olive oil and table olives through innovative campaigns and action plans.
Supplying clear, accurate information and statistics on the world olive and olive oil market.
Enabling government representatives and experts to meet regularly to discuss problems and concerns and to fix priorities for IOC action.
Working in close partnership with the private sector.
Its current membership Members includes the leading international producers and exporters of olive oil and table olives. IOC producer Members account for around 94% of world olive oil production, located primarily in the Mediterranean region.
The IOC is commited to the integrated, sustainable development of world olive growing. It attemps to translate this commitment into tangible advancement for its Member countries and, most importantly, for the ordinary people who earn their livelihood from the produce of the olive tree. (Source)
Marco Bottin, 3 February 2023
On that website there is also a photo of a white version of the IOOC flag.
Martin Karner, 3 February 2023
When you compare the logos of the blue and white flags, you can see that it has been lifted and the black strip at the bottom right has disappeared. My opinion is that Marco's flag is for since circa 1986 and Martin's an alternative for after 2019, date at which the new logo and white flag has been uploaded on their website. The white version of the flag (int-iooc2.gif) is probably shown truncated in order to add the different official languages (Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish) adapted in the current logo style (int-iooc)2.gif).
I found a drawn version of the blue flag in the pdf listed below, I have cropped it (int-iooc.gif) but the quality is not good, it is the logo (int-iooc).gif) on a dark blue background.
IOOC (International Olive Oil Council) became IOC in 1986 (International Olive Council).
Jean-Marc Merklin, 4 Fenruary 2023