United Nations Haiti ( UMTMIH )
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United Nations Security Council resolution 1123, adopted unanimously on 30 July 1997, after recalling all relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions on Haiti and noting the termination of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti in accordance with Resolution 1086 (1996), the Council established the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH) to assist with the national police force.
The Security Council noted the role that the United Nations had played in the establishment of the Haitian National Police. It also emphasised the importance of a professional, fully functioning national police force and the revitalisation of Haiti's justice system. At the request of the President of Haiti René Préval, UNTMIH was established for a single four-month period ending on 30 November 1997 in order to assist in the professionalisation of the Haitian police. UNTMIH would consist of 250 civilian police and 50 military personnel.
Finally, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to report on the implementation of the current resolution and future international aid to Haiti by 30 September 1997.
The medal is a circular medal of bronze alloy. The obverse depicts the ‘World-in-a Wreath’ emblem of the UN and the reverse has the inscription: ‘FOR SERVICE IN DEFENCE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS’.