UN Military Observer Mission in Prevlaka (Croatia) (UNMOP)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the UN Military Observer Mission in Prevlaka (Croatia) (UNMOP).

UN Military Observer Mission in Prevlaka (Croatia) (UNMOP)

UN Military Observer Mission in Prevlaka (Croatia) (UNMOP)


This observer Mission was established in January 1996. The mandate was to monitor the demilitarization of the Prevlaka peninsula in accordance with Resolutions 779 (1992) and 981 (1995).

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 15 January 1996 to 15 December 2002.

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 dark blue background which represents the waters of the Prevlaka peninsula. The yellow central stripe represents the sun that rises, promising a peaceful and prosperous future. and is flanked by thin white stripes. These are followed on either side by a band of dark blue and UN blue representing peace.


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 UNMIBH medal and before the UNMIK medal.


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

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