Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)


The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali was established on 25 April 2013 by the authority of UN Security Council Resolution 2100 (2013) to support political processes in Mali and carry out a number of security-related tasks.

Eligibility and criteria

This medal is awarded for 90 consecutive days of service since 25 April 2013.

The UN strictly applies their medals policy and will not consider requests for initial issue of the UN medals that are submitted more than one year after repatriation from the mission area.

The qualifying service is not required for members killed or presumed killed while on assignment. In such cases, the medal may be awarded posthumously.


A circular bronze alloy medal, 1.4 inches (35mm) in diameter:

  • on the obverse, the representation of the UN symbol surmounted by the straight letters UN, both in bas-relief.
  • on the reverse, an inscription bearing the words “IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE” in English (and only in English).

A 0.5 inch (12mm) bronze ring, which holds the ribbon, passes through a small hollow ball at the top of a claw joined to the top of the medal.

The ribbon is United Nations blue with a wide central royal blue stripe flanked on the left with thin stripes of green, gold, and red, representing Mali’s national colours, and on the right with a stripe of buff colour.


There is no bar to this medal.


The medal shall be worn in sequence prescribed in the Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals Directive, and in the following manner: on the left breast, suspended from the ribbon described above, after the UNMISS medal and before the UNSSM.


The use of post-nominals is not authorized for this medal.

Historical notes

Canadian participation began on 22 December 2014 with one CAF member. The mission is ongoing.

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