THE UNITED NATIONS MEDAL (UNIPOM)

Obverse: The United Nations global projection emblem, above which are the letters “UN”.

Reverse: Plain, with the legend “IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE”.

Size: 35mm in diameter.

Ribbon: 35mm wide, the ribbon for this medal has 4mm light blue stripes at each edge. Next to these are 2mm white stripes with the centre of the ribbon being green. The white and green colours are shaded. Six months of service in the Mission was necessary to qualify for award of the medal.

Suspension: The ribbon is threaded through a 12mm diameter ring, which passes through a loop fixed to the top of the piece. The ring will move forwards and backwards.

United Nations India/Pakistan Observation Mission, in India and Pakistan, 23 September 1965 to 22 March 1966. Its function was to supervise the cease-fire along the India/Pakistan border, except for the State of Jammu and Kashmir where UNMOGIP operated, and the withdrawal of all armed personnel to the positions held by them prior to 5 August 1965. The maximum strength of UNIPOM was 96 personnel. New Zealand had military observers attached to the force for the duration of its deployment.