UN Observer Mission Uganda – Rwanda (UNOMUR)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the UN Observer Mission Uganda – Rwanda (UNOMUR).

UN Observer Mission Uganda – Rwanda (UNOMUR)

UN Observer Mission Uganda – Rwanda (UNOMUR)


This mission was established on 22 June 1993 to monitor the Uganda/Rwanda border and to verify that no military assistance reached Rwanda. The focus was placed primarily on transit by transport of lethal weapons and ammunition across the border as well as any other material which could be of military use. Upon completion of the task, the Mission was terminated in October 1994.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive service from 22 June 1993 to 31 October 1994.

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 consists of a central wide band of UN blue flanked by two narrow stripes of white representing the peace, and three stripes of black, gold, and red, representing the Ugandan 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 ONUMOZ medal and before the UNAMIR medal.


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

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