The United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan was established by General Assembly Resolution 47 in April of 1948.
PURPOSE OF THE MISSION
Thus Mission was established to supervise the cease-fire between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Eligibility for this medal has been in effect since January of 1949.
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 six months
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 bears a wide central band in various shades of green (from dark to light, from the center outward), which represents the Himalayan Range and the Kashmire Valley. The green is flanked by a narrow white stripe representing the snow-capped mountains. The ribbon is edged in United Nations blue.