CANFORGEN 009/18 CMP 003/18 241455Z JAN 18
AUTHORITY TO WEAR THE UNITED NATIONS MULTIDIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED STABILIZATION MISSION IN MALI MEDAL
REF: PC 2017-1736, 19 DECEMBER 2017
HER MAJESTY S CDN GOVT HAS APPROVED THE ACCEPTANCE AND WEAR OF THE UNITED NATIONS MULTIDIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED STABILIZATION MISSION IN MALI (MINUSMA) MEDAL
THIS MEDAL IS AWARDED IN RECOGNITION OF 90 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF HONOURABLE SERVICE (SVC) WITH THAT OPERATION SINCE 22 DECEMBER 2014
SVC CREDITED TOWARDS THIS MEDAL CANNOT BE COUNTED TOWARD ANY OTHER SVC MEDAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING SERVICE MEDAL (CPSM) WHERE APPLICABLE
THE MINUSMA MEDAL SHALL FOLLOW THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN (UNMISS) MEDAL IN THE CANADIAN ORDER OF PRECEDENCE FOR ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
THIS RIBBON WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE CAF SUPPLY SYSTEM AT A LATER DATE
FULL CRITERIA AS WELL AS COMPLETE ELIGIBILITY LISTS MAY BE FOUND ON THE DH R WEB SITE AT HTTP://FORCES.GC.CA/…/HONOURS-HISTO…/MEDALS-CHART-INDEX.PAGE
Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali was established on 25 April 2013 by the authority of UN Security Council Resolution 2100 (2013) to support political processes in Mali and carry out a number of security-related tasks.
This medal is awarded for 90 consecutive days of service since 25 April 2013.
The UN strictly applies their medals policy and will not consider requests for initial issue of the UN medals that are submitted more than one year after repatriation from the mission area.
The qualifying service is not required for members killed or presumed killed while on assignment. In such cases, the medal may be awarded posthumously.
A circular bronze alloy medal, 1.4 inches (35 mm) in diameter:
on the obverse, the representation of the UN symbol surmounted by the straight letters UN, both in bas-relief.
on the reverse, an inscription bearing the words, “IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE” in English (and only in English).
A 0.5 inch (12 mm) bronze ring, which holds the ribbon, passes through a small hollow ball at the top of a claw joined to the top of the medal.
The ribbon is United Nations blue with a wide central royal blue stripe flanked on the left with thin stripes of green, gold and red, representing Mali’s national colours, and on the right with a stripe of buff colour.
Canadian participation began on 22 December 2014 with one CAF member. The mission is ongoing.