United Nations Liberia ( UNOMIL )
UNOMIL was created as part of the Cotonou Agreement to support the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Liberia during the First Liberian Civil War (1989–1996). Its initial mandate was to monitor the implementation of peace agreements between the Liberian parties, investigate ceasefire violations, assist in maintenance of assembly sites and demobilisation of combatants, facilitate humanitarian assistance, investigate violations of human rightsand to monitor the electoral process. During its mandate, UNOMIL carried out logistical work while the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group provided security, and undertook public information campaigns with the aim of educating voters.
It was superseded by the United Nations Mission in Liberia, established in September 2003.
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’.