UN East Timor (UNAMET) Miniature Medal
The UNAMET Mission was established on 25 October 1999, the main goals were to provide security and maintain law and order throughout the territory of East Timor, to establish an effective administration, to assist in the development of civil and social service and to support capacity-building for self-government.
Each United Nations medal is identical in design, with a unique ribbon to identify the specific mission. The UNAMET ribbon has two outer bands of UN blue, representing the UN presence in East Timor. Inside the two bands, there are two equal stripes of crimson and yellow. These colours represent the spectacular sunrises and sunsets experienced in East Timor. The center of the ribbon is a band of white, traditionally the colour of peace and hope, the goal this Mission seeks to achieve.
Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission. Subsequent tours of the same regions would be denoted with a numeral attached to the ribbon.
All official medals are sent loose on the ribbon unless medal mounting is also purchased on the same order.