United Nations

UN Medal

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

Below we provide a general description of the UN peacekeeping medals and accompanying ribbons. Where applicable, and available, an outline of the significance of the colours used for a particular ribbon is provided, an indication of the qualifying time necessary for each and a listing of the countries who provided troops, observers or police.

Definitions
  • 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.
  • Ribbon: Length of material woven into a narrow band, of specific colour(s) from which is suspended a bronze medallion only.
  • Standard: Indicates the current bronze medallion issued with a specific ribbon, indicating service with a particular peacekeeping mission.
Medals

In this context, the reference is to the bronze medallion. A total of three medallions have been issued to denote service with UN peacekeeping and other missions. The three are:

  • Korea: A bronze medallion bearing on the obverse the representation of the UN symbol in bas-relief and, on the reverse, the wording "FOR SERVICE IN THE DEFENCE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS", also in bas-relief. The medallion is attached to the ribbon by means of a bar which bears the name "KOREA" in bas-relief. The wording shown may be in English, French, Spanish, Danish, Greek, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Sanskrit or Turkish.

  • UNEF: A bronze medallion bearing on the obverse the representation of the UN symbol surmounted by the letters "UNEF", both in bas-relief and, on the reverse, the words "IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE" in bas-relief.

  • Standard: A bronze medallion bearing on the obverse the representation of the UN symbol surmounted by the letters "UN" both in bas-relief and, on the reverse, the words "IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE" in bas-relief. This standard medallion is used for all missions except the two mentioned above.

THE UNITED NATIONS PROTECTION FORCE - UNPROFOR

THE UNITED NATIONS PROTECTION FORCE - UNPROFOR

UNPROFOR THE UNITED NATIONS PROTECTION FORCE The colour combination of the ribbon for the medals and bars consists of a background of UN blue, with a...
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UNITED NATIONS ANGOLA VERIFICATION MISSION - UNAVEM

UNITED NATIONS ANGOLA VERIFICATION MISSION - UNAVEM

  UNAVEM: UNITED NATIONS ANGOLA VERIFICATION MISSION The ribbon contains a central broad band of UN blue flanked by three equal stripes of...
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UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN EAST TIMOR - UNAMET

UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN EAST TIMOR - UNAMET

UNAMET/UNTAET: UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN EAST TIMOR / UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR UNAMET/UNTAET medal was...
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UNITED NATIONS INTERIM FORCE IN LEBANON - UNIFIL

UNITED NATIONS INTERIM FORCE IN LEBANON - UNIFIL

UNIFIL UNITED NATIONS INTERIM FORCE IN LEBANON The ribbon bears three equal bands of UN colour: blue, green and UN blue. The bands are separated by...
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UNITED NATIONS IRAN/IRAQ MILITARY OBSERVER GROUP - UNIIMOG

UNITED NATIONS IRAN/IRAQ MILITARY OBSERVER GROUP - UNIIMOG

UNIIMOG UNITED NATIONS IRAN/IRAQ MILITARY OBSERVER GROUP The ribbon has a broad central band of UN blue flanked on the left end by three equal...
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UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER MISSION - UNOMUR

UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER MISSION - UNOMUR

UNOMUR - UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER MISSION -UGANDA-RWANDA The colour combination of the ribbon for the medal and bars consists of a central wide band...
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UNITED NATIONS PREVENTIVE DEPLOYMENT FORCE - UNPREDEP

UNITED NATIONS PREVENTIVE DEPLOYMENT FORCE - UNPREDEP

UNPREDEP UNITED NATIONS PREVENTIVE DEPLOYMENT FORCE A medal was established in May 1996 and a period of 90 days of service is required for...
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UNITED NATIONS TRANSITION ASSISTANCE GROUP - UNTAG

UNITED NATIONS TRANSITION ASSISTANCE GROUP - UNTAG

UNTAG UNITED NATIONS TRANSITION ASSISTANCE GROUP The centre of the UNTAG ribbon contains five equal stripes in black, yellow, red, green and royal...
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UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION - UNTAES

UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION - UNTAES

UNTAES UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FOR EASTERN SLAVONIA, BARANJA AND WESTERN SIRMIUM A medal was established in March 1996 with a...
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UNITED NATIONS VERIFICATION MISSION - MINURCA

UNITED NATIONS VERIFICATION MISSION - MINURCA

MINURCA: UNITED NATIONS VERIFICATION MISSION IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC       
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