Ribbons for the United Nations missions recognised by the United Nations Medal on which New Zealand personnel have served
First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) - Middle East
United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL)
United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM)
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)
Second United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF II) - Middle East
United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) - Golan Heights
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
United Nations Iran/Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG)
United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) - Namibia
United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC)
United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM and UNOSOM II)
United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH)
United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ)
United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (UNPREDEP) - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES)
United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP)
UNAMET / UNTAET / UNMISET - The two outer bands of the ribbon are in United Nations blue, representing the United Nations presence in East Timor. The narrow stripes of crimson and sunrise yellow represent the brilliant and spectacular sunrises and sunsets experienced in East Timor. The centre of the ribbon is a band of white, traditionally the colour of peace and hope, the goal the missions sought to achieve.
United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)
Image to be added - United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
UNMISS - The light blue of the ribbon represents the United Nations. Black symbolises the oil rich state of South Sudan. Green represents the fertile land of the state, whereas white symbolises the hope of peace and prosperity brought to South Sudan after long struggle for independence.
Image to be added - United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNMSIS)
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UNMSIS - The medal ribbon contains a UN blue background with stripes in white, green and rose-red. White represents the desire for peace within the region. Green is the colour of life and energy, symbolising the Ghouta Oasis where Damascus is situated. Rose-red symbolises Syria which was called Suriston, meaning rose land, in ancient times.
This page was last reviewed 15 October, 2013 and is current.