UN Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan & Pakistan (UNGOMAP)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the UN Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan & Pakistan (UNGOMAP).

UN Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan & Pakistan (UNGOMAP)

UN Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan & Pakistan (UNGOMAP)


To assist the Representative of the Secretary-General to lend his good offices to the parties in ensuring the implementation of the Agreements on the Settlement of the Situation Relating to Afghanistan and, in this context, to investigate and report possible violations of any of the provisions of the agreements from May 1988 to March 1990.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 01 May 1988 to 15 March 1990.

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 has a UN blue background with two narrow white stripes—the colours of the UN.


The bar awarded to those who served with UNGOMAP/OSGAP is worn on the UNTSO/UNOGIL ribbon.


The medal shall be worn in sequence prescribed in the Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals Directive, and in the following manner


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

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