UN Operation in Ivory Coast (ONUCI)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the UN Operation in Ivory Coast (ONUCI).

UN Operation in Ivory Coast (ONUCI)

UN Operation in Ivory Coast (ONUCI)


This mission was established under UN Security Council resolution 1528, of 27 February 2004, to monitor the cease-fire and movements of armed groups; support disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, and repatriation and resettlement; protect UN Personnel, institutions, and civilians; support humanitarian assistance and the implementation of the peace process; provide assistance in the field of human rights; restore a civilian policing presence in the country; and re-establish the authority of the judiciary and the rule of law throughout Cote d’Ivoire.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 4 April 2004 and 30 June 2017.

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 grouped together in the centre, from left to right: orange, white, and green.


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 MINUSTAH medal and before the UNMIS medal.


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

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