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United Nations Medals - The United Nations Medal (Korea)

Obverse View

The United Nations Medal (Korea) obverse view

Reverse View

The United Nations Medal (Korea) reverse view

About the United Nations Medal (Korea)

The United Nations Medal (Korea) was awarded for service during the Korean War (1 July 1950 to 27 July 1953) and for service in the first twelve months following the Armistice (up to 27 July 1954). It was manufactured in the language of each country that participated in the United Nations force in Korea. The Sovereign has given approval for New Zealanders, who meet the eligibility criteria, to accept and wear the United Nations Medal (Korea).

This medal was also awarded to a limited range of civilians whose organisations were certified by the United Nations Commander-in-Chief as having directly supported military operations in Korea between 1950 and 1954.

The United Nations Medal (Korea) is referred to in some countries as the United Nations Service Medal (Korea).

About the ribbon

The ribbon is designed with a United Nations blue background and a series of white stripes across its width. These are the basic colours of the United Nations

Medal Regulations

Regulations concerning The United Nations Medal (Korea) can be viewed here.

Clasps and Bars

A clasp ‘KOREA' was issued with this medal. This clasp predates the United Nation's later policy of denoting different missions with distinctive medal ribbons.

Order of Wear

The position of this medal in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.

Other Campaign Medals awarded to New Zealanders for service during the Korean War

The Korea Medal

The Korean War Service Medal