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    UNITED NATIONS MEDALS (not in my collection)

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    The Secretary-General has established the UN medal for award, subject to the Regulations for the United Nations Medal (ST/SGB/119/Rev.1, 16 February 1966), to military personnel and civilian police who are or have been in the service of the UN. The Secretary-General establishes the specifications of the medal and the ribbon on which it is suspended. A copy of the Regulations for the United Nations Medal is attached for reference.


    1. Medal - In common usage, this term is used to indicate both the bronze medallion and the ribbon from which it is suspended. Commonly, the name of a specific mission will be prefixed, hence, the "UNDOF Medal" etc. In correct usage, this term refers to the medallion only.

    2. Ribbon - Length of material woven into a narrow band, of specific colour(s) from which is suspended a bronze medallion only.

    3. Standard - Indicates the current bronze medallion issued with a specific ribbon, indicating service with a particular peacekeeping mission.




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    MINUGUA

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    UNITED NATIONS VERIFICATION MISSION IN GUATEMALA

    In September 1994, the General Assembly decided to establish a Human Rights Verification in Guatemala acting on a recommendation by the Secretary-General that such a mission could make a contribution to a persisting pattern of human rights abuse. The mission terminated in May 1997.

    The ribbon represents the colours of the Guatemala flag brought together in the center by UN blue. Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.

    Personnel contributors are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States of America and Venezuela.


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    MINURCA

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    UNITED NATIONS VERIFICATION MISSION IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
    In 1996, the Central African Republic was shaken by a politico-military crisis that stemmed to a large extent from widespread public discontent over social and economic problems. On 25 January 1997, an agreement was signed in Bangui, and from 31 January 1997 an inter-African force in the Central African Republic was established in order to restore peace and security in the Central African Republic by monitoring the implementation of the Bangui agreements.

    In its resolution 1159 of 27 March 1998, the Security Council decided to establish the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA), with effect from 15 April 1998. The Mission was terminated in February 2000.

    Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission. Personnel contributors are: Burkino Faso, Canada, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, France, Gabon, Mali, Senegal and Togo.


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    MINURSO

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    UNITED NATIONS MISSION FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WESTERN SAHARA (The acronym derives from French, Mission des nations unies pour le referendum dans le Sahara Occidental)

    MINURSO was established in May1991, to enable the people of Western Sahara to choose freely between integration with Morocco or independence.

    The medal has a very wide central band of a sandy brown colour, representing the Sahara Desert, with two narrow bands of UN blue at either end. Ninety days of qualifying time is required for the award.

    To date, the countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America Uruguay and Venezuela provided troops or observers to this Mission. At this point, MINURSO remains in a purely observation role. However, at some point, it may expand to accomplish its prime mandate, at which time, the numbers of troops and contributing countries may increase.


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    MINUSTAH

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    By its resolution 1542 (2004) of 30 April 2004 , the Security Council established the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti ) from 1 June 2004.

    The ribbon bears a band of four colours as follows: The Blue represents the United Nations. The Green symbolizes the lush green countryside and economic potential of Haiti; the Royal Blue symbolizes the ocean surrounding the island of Hispaniola ; the White symbolizes the promise of peace for the Haitian people. The qualifying service for receipt of the medal is 90 days continuous service with the Mission.

    Personnel contributors are: Argentina , the Republic of Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, the Republic of Cameroon, Canada, the Republic of Chad, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Croatia, France, Ghana, Guatemala, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Nepal, the Niger, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, the Republic of Senegal, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay.


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    UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION STABILIZATION MISSION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

    The Mission was established on 24 February 2000 by the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1291. The main goals of the Mission are to monitor the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and to investigate violations of the ceasefire, to work with the parties to obtain the release of all prisoners of war and to supervise and verify the disengagement and redeployment of the parties' forces.

    MONUC medal was established on 2 May 2000. The ribbon has two outer bands of UN blue, representing the UN presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Inside the two bands, there are two equal bars in yellow, they represent the dawn of peace and prosperity. The dark blue in the middle of the yellow represents the Conge river.

    On 28 May 2010, Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1925 (2010), extending the mandate of MONUC until 30 June 2010 and decided that from 1 July onwards MONUC shall be referred to as MONUSCO. SCR 1925 reflected the new phase reached in the country.

    Qualifying time of service for the receipt of MONUC/MONUSCO medal is 90 days. The following countries participate in the Military and the Civilian Police component of MONUSCO: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, CoteD’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Yemen and Zambia.



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    ONUC

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    UNITED NATIONS OPERATION IN THE CONGO (the acronym derives from the French, Operation des Nations Units au Congo)

    ONUC was established initially in July 1960 to ensure the withdrawal of Belgian forces, to assist the Government in maintaining law and order, and to provide technical assistance. The function of ONUC was subsequently modified to include maintaining the territorial integrity and the political independence of the Congo, preventing the occurrence of civil war, and securing the removal from the Congo of all foreign military, paramilitary and advisory personnel not under the United Nations Command, and all mercenaries. On completion of the mandate, the Mission was withdrawn in June 1964.

    Originally, the medal awarded for service in the Congo was a UN blue and white ribbon with a bar indicating Congo service. In 1963 it was decided that a distinctive ribbon should be issued. The ribbon subsequently awarded carries a broad centre band of green, symbolic of hope which was thought to be appropriate for a young nation, and also to represent the Congo Basin. The centre band is flanked by two narrow white bands, representing the UN Mission and at either end are two bars of UN blue. To qualify for the medal three months of service in the Mission were required.

    Countries providing troops to this Mission were: Argentina, Austria,Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, the Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, the United Arab Republic and Yugoslavia.


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    ONUCA

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    UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER GROUP IN CENTRAL AMERICA
    (The acronym derives from Spanish, Observadores de las Naciones Unidas en Centroamerica).

    Established in December 1989 to conduct on-site verification of termination of aid to irregular forces and insurrectionist movements, and the non-use of the territory of one State for attacks on other States in the countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.The Mission terminated in January 1992.

    The medal ribbon contains five narrow green stripes to represent the five countries involved. These five green stripes are separated by four equal white stripes. The central group is flanked by two equal bands of sea blue to represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, flanked in turn by two broad bands of UN blue to represent the United Nations’ presence in the area. Ninety days of service in the Mission are required to qualify for the medal.

    The countries of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Venezuela provided observers and troops to ONUCA. Venezuela provided a 700 man infantry battalion to supervise the demobilization, disarmament and resettlement of the Contra factions in Nicaragua, from May to July 1990.


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    ONUMOZ

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    UNITED NATIONS OPERATION IN MOZAMBIQUE

    The Mission was established by Security Council Resolution 782 of 13 October 1992 to monitor and verify the cease-fire, the separation and concentration of forces, their demobilization and the collection, storage and destruction of weapons; to monitor and verify the complete withdrawal of foreign forces; to monitor and verify the disbanding of private and irregular armed groups; to authorize security arrangements for vital infrastructures; to provide security for the United Nations and other international activities in support of the peace process, especially in the corridors; to provide technical assistance and monitor the entire electoral process; to coordinate and monitor all humanitarian assistance operations, in particular those related to refugees, internally displaced persons, demobilized military personnel and the affected local population and to facilitate the implementation of the general peace agreement for Mozambique. Upon completion of the task, the Mission was terminated in January 1995.

    The colour combination for the ribbon and bars consists of a central wide band of UN blue flanked by two narrow bands of white, representing the Peace, and two bands in green on the sides, representing the tropical climate of Mozambique. Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.

    The countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Botswana, Canada, Cape Verde, the People’s Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, the United States of America, Uruguay and Zambia provided military observers, police observers or troops to this Mission.



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    ONUSAL

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    UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER MISSION IN EL SALVADOR
    (Spanish acronym, Observadores de las Naciones Unidas en El Salvador)


    This Mission was established on 20 May 1991 to monitor all agreements between the Government of El Salvador and Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN). This Mission was subsequently expanded in January 1992 to assume the verification of all aspects of the cease-fire and separation of forces and the agreement on the National Civil Police which saw ONUSAL monitoring the maintenance of public order during the transitional period while a new National Civil Police was set up. Upon completion of the task, the Mission was terminated in April 1995.

    A medal was established in January 1992 for which 90 days of service is required for qualification. The medal has five equal bars, the centre being white, flanked by dark blue, and, at either end, by UN blue. The dark blue and white represent the national flag of El Salvador.

    The countries of Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Venezuela contributed military observers to this Mission, with Austria, Spain, Mexico, Norway, France, Uruguay and the United States of America providing civilian police observers.


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    UNTAET

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    UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN EAST TIMOR / UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR

    The Mission was established on 25 October 1999 by the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1272. The main goals of the Mission are to provide security and maintain law and order throughout the territory of East Timor, to establish an effective administration, to assist in the development of civil and social service and to support capacity-building for self-government.

    UNAMET/UNTAET medal was established on 9 December 1999. The ribbon has two outer bands of UN blue, representing the UN presence in East Timor. Inside the two bands, there are two equal bars - closest to the blue, the bar is crimson, with the bar closest to the center being sunrise yellow. These colours represent the brilliant and spectacular sunrises and sunsets experienced in East Timor. The center of the ribbon is a band of white, traditionally the colour of peace and hope, the goal this Mission seeks to achieve.

    Qualifying time of service for the reception of UNAMET/UNTAET medal is 90 days. Following countries participate in the Military and the Civilian Police component of UNAMET/UNTAET: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, France, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Republic of), Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.




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    UNAMIC

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    UNITED NATIONS ADVANCE MISSION IN CAMBODIA

    UNAMIC was established in October 1991 to assist the Cambodian Parties to facilitate communications between the military headquarters of the four Cambodian Parties in matters relating to the cease-fire and to undertake a mine-awareness training role. Subsequently, this mandate was extended to include training in mine clearance and the initiation of a de-mining programme. The mandate for this Mission expired in March 1992 with the establishment of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.

    The medal ribbon contains a white central stripe flanked by dark blue, gold and red stripes, representing the Cambodian flags. These are bordered on either side by a band of UN blue. Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.

    The countries of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Tunisia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America and Uruguay provided liaison officers or troops to this Mission.



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    UNAMIR

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    UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION FOR RWANDA

    UNAMIR was established by Security Council Resolution 872 (1993) of 5 October 1993 to the monitor cease-fire, security situation, process of repatriation of refugees, to assist with mine clearance, the coordination of humanitarian assistance and to contribute to the security of the city of Kigali. UNAMIR also contributed to the security of personnel of the International Tribunal for Rwanda and of human rights offices in Rwanda and assisted in the establishment and training of a now, integrated national police force. The UNAMIR mandate came to end in March 1996.

    A medal was established in December 1993. The ribbon contains a wide centered stripe of UN blue flanked by a narrow stripe of white and three equal stripes of black, green and red. The black colour represents the volcanic lava and the world famous gorillas of the area; green is the colour of the local bush vegetation; and red represents the African soil. Ninety days of service is required for qualification.

    The countries of AUstralia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, India, Malawi, Mali, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay and Zimbabwe sent troops, military observers or police observers.



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    UNAVEM

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    UNITED NATIONS ANGOLA VERIFICATION MISSION

    UNAVEM was established to verify the redeployment northward and the phased and total withdrawal of Cuban troops from the territory of the Peoples's Republic of Angola in accordance with the timetable agreed between the Parties. The Mission was established for a period of 31 months, with effect from January 1989. Qualifying time for the award of the UNAVEM medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.

    The ribbon contains a central broad band of UN blue flanked by three equal stripes of black, white and red, with wide yellow bands at either end. The yellow, red and black are representative of the Angolan national flag, with the white representing the UN presence in the country. The countries of Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Congo, Czechoslovakia, India, Jordan, Norway, Spain and Yugoslavia provide Military Observers to this Mission. In May 1991, the mandate of this Mission was enlarged to include verification of the arrangements agreed to by the Angolan parties for the monitoring of the Angolan Police as set out in the Angola Peace Accords of May 1991. With the enlarged mandate, the countries of Canada, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Morocco, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden and Zimbabwe have also contributed Military Observers to the Mission. The medal and qualifying time remain the same.

    Among the main features of UNAVEM III's mandate are the following: to provide Good Offices and mediation to the Angolan parties, to monitor and verify the extension of State administration throughout the country and the process of national reconciliation; to supervise, control and verify the disengagement of forces and to monitor the cease-fire; to assist in the establishment of quartering areas, to verify the withdrawal, quartering and demobilization of UNITA forces; to supervise the collection and storage of UNITA armaments; to coordinate, facilitate and support humanitarian activities directly linked to the peace process, as well as participating in mine-clearing activities; to declare formally that all essential requirements for the holding of the second round of the presidential election have been fulfilled, and to support, verify and monitor the electoral process. The medal and qualifying time remain the same. Upon completion of the task, the Mission was terminated in June 1997.

    The countries of Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Congo, Egypt, Fiji, France, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Zambia, and Zimbabwe provided troops, military observers and civilian police to this Mission.




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    UNDOF

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    UNITED NATIONS DISENGAGEMENT OBSERVER FORCE

    Established in June 1974 to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria; to supervise the disengagement (redeployment) of Syrian and Israeli forces; and, to establish a buffer zone, as provided in the Agreement on Disengagement between Israeli and Syrian Forces of 31 May 1974. The Mission continues to perform its functions effectively with the cooperation of the parties. The ribbon contains a central stripe of UN blue with a red line down the middle representing the UN patrolled Area of Separation; two narrow stripes of black, representing the volcanic rock of the Golan region appear on either side with two narrow bands of white, symbolic of the snow on Mt. Hermon, outside these. At either end are wide bands of burgundy, symbolizing the purple haze at sunset and the native thistles of the Golan. Ninety days service is the qualifying time for award of the medal.

    The following countries provide troops to this Mission: Austria, Canada, Finland, Iran, Japan, Peru, Poland and the Slovak Republic. Those Military Observers from Poland assigned to UNDOF as parent mission, then detached for service in UNGOMAP, are also eligible, after 90 days of service, for the UNDOF medal with a clasp indicating service with UNGOMAP.



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    UNEF

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    UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE

    Established in November 1956 to secure and to supervise the cessation of hostilities, including the withdrawal of the armed forces of France, Israel and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from Egyptian territory, and after the withdrawal, to serve as a buffer between the Egyptian and Israeli Forces. The Mission was terminated at the request of Egypt in June 1967.

    The ribbon has a background of a sand or buff colour symbolizing the Sinai with a wide centre band of UN blue. Two thin lines in dark blue and green appear at either end of the ribbon, the blue representing the Suez Canal, and the green, the Nile Valley. Ninety days of service in the Mission was necessary to qualify for award of the medal.

    The following countries provided troops to this Mission: Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, India, Norway, Sweden and Yugoslavia.



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    UNFICYP

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    UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS

    In the interest of international peace and security, the Mission was established in March 1964 to use its best efforts to prevent the recurrence of fighting between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and, as necessary, to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions. Since the hostilities of 1974, the mandate has included supervising the cease-fire and maintaining a buffer zone between the lines of the Cyprus National Guard and of the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces. The Mission continues to the present date.

    The medal has three equal bars, one of white in the centre and two of UN blue at either end. The bars are separated by two narrow bands of dark blue symbolizing the Mediterranean Sea. Qualifying time for the medal is three months of service in the Mission.

    The following countries have provided troops to this Mission: Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, India, Ireland, the Kingdom of Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the following countries provide civilian policemen: Australia, Austria, Denmark, New Zealand and Sweden.



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    UNITED NATIONS INTERIM FORCE IN LEBANON

    This Mission was established in March 1978 to confirm the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon, to restore international peace and security, and to assist the Government of Lebanon in ensuring the return of its effective authority in the area. The Mission continues to the present date.

    The ribbon bears three equal bands of UN colour: blue, green and UN blue. The bands are separated by two equal sized white stripes, each bisected by a narrow red line. The colours represent the UN and Lebanese flags. The qualifying period of service to earn the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.

    The following countries have provided troops to this Mission: Canada, Fiji, Finland, France, Ghana, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Senegal and Sweden. Those Military Observers from Fiji, Ghana, and Nepal assigned to UNIFIL as parent mission, and then detached for service with UNGOMAP, are also eligible, after 90 days of service, for the UNIFIL medal bearing a clasp indicating service with UNGOMAP.



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    UNITED NATIONS IRAN/IRAQ MILITARY OBSERVER GROUP

    This Mission was established in August 1988 to verify, confirm and supervise the cease-fire and withdrawal of all forces to the internationally recognized boundaries agreed to between Iran and Iraq. The Mission ceased in February 1991.

    The ribbon has a broad central band of UN blue flanked on the left end by three equal stripes in green, white and red to represent the Iranian flag, and on the right end, by three equal stripes of red, white and black to represent the Iraqi flag. Ninety days of service in the Mission were required to qualify for the medal.

    Military observers from Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Poland, Senegal, Sweden, Turkey, Uruguay, Yugoslavia and Zambia served in UNIIMOG.



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    UNITED NATIONS IRAQ/KUWAIT OBSERVER MISSION

    UNIKOM was established in April 1991, to monitor a demilitarized zone established along the boundary between the States of Iraq and Kuwait and the Khor Abdullah.

    The ribbon contains a narrow central stripe of UN blue, surrounded by two broad bands of a buff or desert colour. Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.

    The countries of Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, the People’s Republic of China, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela provide observers or troops to UNIKOM.


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    UNHQ

    Post by kokan1 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:42 pm

    UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

    From time to time countries may provide, on a secondment basis, staff trained, military officers to serve in staff positions at United Nations Headquarters in New York to assist with the planning and implementation of new missions.

    In these cases a medal featuring a solid UN blue ribbon may be awarded after 90 days of service.(Effective 16 June 1997)



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    UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA

    The Mission was established on 15 September 2000 by the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1320. The main goals of the Mission are to monitor the cessation of hostilities, to assist in ensuring the observance of the security commitments agreed by the parties, to monitor and verify the redeployment of Ethiopian forces from positions taken, to monitor the positions of Ethiopian forces once redeployed and the positions of Eritrean forces.

    The UNMEE medal was established in January 2001. The ribbon has two outer bands of UN blue, symbolizing the presence of the United Nations. The inner band in green symbolizes hope and fertility of the land. The two bands in tan symbolize religious freedom and the ruggedness of the country.

    Qualifying time of service for the reception of UNMEE medal is 90 days. Following countries participate in the Military and the Civilian Police component of UNMEE: Algeria, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Finland, Ghana, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay and Zambia.



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    UNMIBH/IPTF

    Post by kokan1 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:49 pm

    UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/INTERNATIONAL POLICE TASK FORCE

    This Mission was established in December 1995 under the Resolution 1035 (1995) for a period of one year from the transfer of authority from the United Nations Protection Force (UNPF) to the multinational implementation force (IFOR). The main tasks of the United Nations civilian police force include: monitoring, observing and inspecting law enforcement activities; training and advising law enforcement personnel; facilitating, within the International Police Task Force mission of assistance, the parties’ law enforcement activities; and ensuring the existence of conditions for free and fair elections.

    A medal was established in August 1996 and has five equal bars. The center is white, representing peace, flanked by UN blue on either side; on the left is a stripe of light green, representing the forests in Spring in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, on the right, a red colour symbolizing the sunrise over the mountains of this country. Ninety days of service are required for qualification.

    The countries of Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ukraine and the United States of America provide civilian police and military personnel to the Mission.



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    UNMIH / UNSMIH / UNTMIH / MIPONUH / MICAH

    Post by kokan1 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:51 pm

    UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN HAITI

    The United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) was originally established by Security Council resolution 867 of 23 September 1993 to help implement certain provisions of the Governors Island Agreement signed by the Haitian parties on 3 July 1993. In 1993, its mandate was to assist in modernizing the armed forces of Haiti and establishing a new police force. UNMIH was not able implement the mandate at that time due to the noncooperation of the Haitian military authorities. Later, the Security Council, by its resolution 940 of 31 July 1994, approved the establishment of an advance team of UNMIH to institute the appropriate means of coordination with the multinational force, to carry out the monitoring of the operations of the force, to assess requirements and to prepare for the deployment of UNMIH upon completion of the mission of the multinational force. The Mission terminated in June 1996.

    The Security Council, by its resolution 1063 of 28 June 1996, established the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH), which underlined the need to support the commitment of the Government of Haiti to maintain the secure and stable environment established by the Multinational Force. The Mission terminated on 31 July 1997.

    The Security Council, by its resolution 1123 of July 1997, established UNTMIH for a four month period to assist the Government of Haiti in the professionalization of the National Police Force. It was tasked to assist the Government of Haiti by supporting and contributing to the professionalization of the Haitian National Police (HNP). The Mission terminated on 30 November 1997.

    The Security Council, by its resolution 1141 of 28 November 1997, established the United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH) with the mandate to continue work to support the Haitian National Police. The Mission terminated in March 2000.

    MIPONUH was succeeded by the International Civilian Support Mission in Haiti (MICAH) on 16 March 2000, established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution A/54/193 of 17 December 1999. MICAH was mandated to consolidate the results achieved by MIPONUH and its predecessor missions. MICAH was tasked with further promoting human rights and reinforcing the institutional effectiveness of the Haitian police and the judiciary, and with coordinating and facilitating the international community's dialogue with political and social actors in Haiti.
    The color combination for the ribbon for the medal and bars consists of the royal blue and red of the Republic of Haiti, bordered by the UN blue with two white lines denoting friendship between the two.

    The following countries contributed personnel to all of the above-mentioned missions during various periods of time: Algeria, Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Canada, Djibouti, France, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Jordan, India, Jamaica, Mali, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Santa Lucia, Surinam, Senegal, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and United States.




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    UNMIK

    Post by kokan1 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:54 pm

    UNITED NATIONS INTERIM ADMINISTRATION MISSION IN KOSOVO

    UNMIK was established on 10 June 1999 by adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1244. The goal of the mission is the resolution of the grave humanitarian situation in Kosovo, through the implementation of return of refugees and prevention of the escalation of conflict between parties in the region.

    The UNMIK medal was established in September 1999. The ribbon has two outer bands of light UN blue, symbolizing the presence of the United Nations. The inner band in dark blue symbolizes the International Security presence and the cooperation and support received from it. The two bands in white symbolize the overall objective to promote peace for all the people in Kosovo.

    Qualifying time of service for the reception of an UNMIK medal is six months. The following countries participate in the Military and Civilian Police components of UNMIK: Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Côte D'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
    India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyztan, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.




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