UNITED NATIONS VERIFICATION MISSION IN GUATEMALA (MINUGUA)

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Australia: 13 February 1997 to 12 May 1997

AO: GUATEMALA.

In September 1994, the General Assembly decided to establish a Human Rights Verification in Guatemala acting on a recommendation by the Secretary-General that such a mission could make a contribution to a persisting pattern of human rights abuse. MINUGUA was a civilian and humanitarian peacekeeping mission established in 1997 for the conflict in Guatemala.

Australia provided one peacekeeper to the mission to monitor the ceasefire between the Guatemalan Government and the revolutionary force – Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca. The mission terminated in May 1997.

Deployed: 1 ADF Observer.

Veterans’ Entitlements Determination dated 19 July 2006: Non-warlike Service.

Awards: Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp 'GUATEMALA' ; MINUGUA Medal.


ASM 1988 MINUGUA
ASM with Clasp
'GUATEMALA'
MINUGUA Medal