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   United Nations Mission in Haiti
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1993
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( UN ) - UNITED NATIONS
United Nations Mission in Haiti
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  1. Originally established to help implement certain provisions of the Governors Island Agreement signed by the Haitian parties on 3 July 1993. In 1993, UNMIH’s mandate was to assist in modernizing the armed forces of Haiti and establishing a new police force. That mandate could not be carried out due to the non-cooperation of the Haitian military authorities. Later, The Security Council by its Resolution 940 of 31 July 1994 approved the establishment of an advance team of UNMIH to institute the appropriate means of coordination with the multinational force, to carry out the monitoring of the operations of the force, to assess requirements and to prepare for the deployment of UNMIH upon completion of the mission of the multinational force. 
  2. The colour combination for the ribbon for the medal and bars consists of the royal blue and red of the Republic of Haiti, bordered by the UN blue with two white lines denoting friendship between the two.
  3. The countries of Algeria, Antigua, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Benin, Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Djibouti, France, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Ireland, Jordan, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mali, Nepal, the Kingdom of Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, the Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Surinam, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and the United States of America provided military observers and troops to this Mission.