UN Kosovo (UNMIK) Full Size Medal
UNMIK was established on 10 June 1999. The goal of the mission was the resolution of the grave humanitarian situation in Kosovo, to help with the return of refugees and prevent the escalation of conflict between parties in the region.
Each United Nations medal is identical in design, with a unique ribbon to identify the specific mission. The UNMIK ribbon has two outer bands of UN blue, symbolizing the presence of the United Nations. The inner band in dark blue symbolizes the International Security presence and the cooperation and support received from it. The two bands in white symbolize the overall objective to promote peace for all the people in Kosovo.
Qualifying time of service for the UNMIK medal is six months. Subsequent tours of the same regions would be denoted with a numeral attached to the ribbon.
United Nations medals are not engraved.
All official medals are sent loose on the ribbon unless medal mounting is also purchased on the same order.