UNOMIG was established on 24 August 1993 by Security Council Resolution 858 (1993) to verify compliance of the Cease-Fire Agreement between the Republic of Georgia and forces in Abkhazia with special attention to the situation in the city of Sukhumi.
A medal was established in February 1994. There are seven equal bars of colour, with a centre core of UN blue, followed by white, representing the snow-covered mountain tops of the Caucasus, then green, representing the coastal plains and foothills, and dark blue representating the Black Sea. Qualifying time is 180 days of service.
The countries of Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Korea, Pakistan, Poland, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America and Uruguay sent military observers to this Mission.
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(Effective 16 June 1997)