UN Military Observation Group in Iran – Iraq (UNIIMOG)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the UN Military Observation Group in Iran – Iraq (UNIIMOG).

UN Military Observation Group in Iran – Iraq (UNIIMOG)

UN Military Observation Group in Iran – Iraq (UNIIMOG)


This Mission was established in August 1988 to verify, confirm, and supervise the cease-fire and withdrawal of all forces to the internationally recognized boundaries agreed to between Iran and Iraq.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive between 09 August 1988 to 28 February 1991.

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 broad central band of UN blue flanked on the left end by three equal stripes in green, white, and red to represent the Iranian flag, and on the right end, by three equal stripes of red, white, and black to represent the Iraqi flag.


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 UNIFIL medal and before the UNTAG medal.


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

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