The United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia was established by Security Council Resolution 717 in October of 1991.
PURPOSE OF THE MISSION
The UNAMIC was established to assist the Cambodian parties by facilitating communications between the military headquarters of the four Cambodian Parties in matters relating to the cease-fire and to undertake a mine awareness training role. The mandate was extended to include training in mine clearance and the initiatin of a de-mining program.
This mission functioned from October of 1991 to March of 1992 (with the establishment of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia).
The United Nations Medal with this ribbon design was awarded to personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States who served for a period of not less than 90 days
The design of the medal was specified by the United Nations.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The order of precedence for wearing the United Nations Medal is set by the national government of the recipients. In the case of the United States, this medal is worn after the UN Korean Medal and before the NATO Medal for "Former Yugoslavia."
Additional awards of any United Nations medal are denoted by bronze stars.
DESCRIPTION AND SYMBOLISM
The is the standard United Nations medal. The emblem of the United Nations is shown in the center of a bronze medallion. Above this emblem are the letters UN in the twelve o'clock position.
The reverse bears the inscription IN THE SERVICE / OF PEACE in two lines in the center of the medal.
The ribbon contains a white central stripe flanked by dark blue, gold and red stripes which represent the Cambodian flags. These are followed on either side by a band of United Nations blue.