UNPREDEP was established in March 1995 by Security Council Resolution 983 (1995) which decided that the activities of UNPROFOR, within the former Republic of Macedonia, shall be known as UNPREDEP. The mandate was essentially preventive, to monitor and report any development in the border areas that could undermine the confidence and stability in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or threaten its territory. The Mission terminated in February 1999.
A medal was established in May 1996 and a period of 90 days of service is required for qualification. The ribbon has the UN blue background, representing peace, upon which is a broad red field with yellow bands in the middle bordered by thin white bands, representing the UNPREDEP command presence in Macedonia.
The countries of Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States of America provide troops, military observers and civilian police to this Mission.