UN Mission in Haïti
(VN-medaille UNMIH)


First date issued 1994
Amount issued


Value category Below Average

The United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) was originally established to help implement certain provisions of the Governors Island Agreement signed by the Haitian parties on 3 July 1993. In 1993, its mandate was to assist in modernizing the armed forces of Haiti and establishing a new police force. UNMIH was not able to implement the mandate at that time due to the noncooperation of the Haitian military authorities. Later, the UN Security Council, approved the establishment of an advance team of UNMIH to institute the appropriate means of coordination with the multinational force, to carry out the monitoring of the operations of the force, to assess requirements and to prepare for the deployment of UNMIH upon completion of the mission of the multinational force. The Mission terminated in June 1996.

The Netherlands participated with two rounds of Royal Netherlands Navy Marines company of around 150 men.

Military also recieved the Dutch Commemorative medal for UN Peacekeeping Operations for operations in Haiti


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