UNAMIC was established in October 1991 to assist the Cambodian Parties to facilitate communications between the military headquarters of the four Cambodian Parties in matters relating to the cease-fire and to undertake a mine-awareness training role. Subsequently, this mandate was extended to include training in mine clearance and the initiation of a de-mining programme. The mandate for this Mission expired in March 1992 with the establishment of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.
The medal ribbon contains a white central stripe flanked by dark blue, gold and red stripes, representing the Cambodian flags. These are bordered on either side by a band of UN blue. Qualifying time for the medal is 90 days of service in the Mission.
The countries of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, the Peoples Republic of China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Tunisia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America and Uruguay provided liaison officers or troops to this Mission.