UNIKOM was established in April 1991, to monitor a demilitarized zone established along the boundary between the States of Iraq and Kuwait and the Khor Abdullah.
The ribbon contains a narrow central stripe of UN blue, surrounded by two broad bands of a buff or desert colour. Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.
The countries of Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, the Peoples Republic of China, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela provide observers or troops to UNIKOM.
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(Effective 16 June 1997)