UN MEDAL RIBBON NUMERALS
29 July 2008

The UN has also recently clarified the policy regarding the use of numerals to be attached to the ribbon of the UN Medal.

There is a misconception that the numerals are added to the ribbon of the UN Medal to recognise 'additional tours' with a specific mission.

In fact, the numerals are issued to recognise actual consecutive number of days served rather than multiple 'tours'.

The initial qualifying period for the UN Medal is normally 90 days of consecutive service.

The numeral '2' is awarded after an additional 180 days consecutive service following the initial qualification for the medal; the numeral '3' is awarded after an additional 180 days of consecutive service after the qualification for the numeral '2', and so on in blocks of 180 days.