UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).

UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)


The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) was established under UN Security Council Resolution 1590 of 24 March 2005 with a mandate to support implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and to perform functions relating to humanitarian assistance and protection and promotion of human rights.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 24 March 2005 to the present.

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 three thin stripes of royal blue in the centre separated by two thin white stripes.


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 ONUCI medal and before the UN SSM medal.


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

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