United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).

United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)

United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)


The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) was authorized on 25 August 2006 by UN Security Council Resolution 1704. This mission is to support the Government of Timor-Leste in consolidating stability, enhancing a culture of democratic governance, and facilitating political dialogue among Timorese stakeholders in their efforts to bring about a process of national reconciliation and foster social cohesion.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 25 August 2006 and 31 December 2012.

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 a central red stripe flanked with thin stripes of yellow, black, and white.


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 UNMIS medal and before the UNAMID medal.


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

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