UNOMIL was established on 22 September 1993 by Security Council Resolution 866 (1993) to receive and investigate all reports of alleged incidents of violations of the cease-fire agreement and, if the violation could not be corrected, to report its findings to the Violations Committee and to the Secretary-General. In addition the Mission was to monitor compliance with the embargo on the delivery of arms and military equipment to Liberia and the cantonment, to monitor disarmament and demobilization of combatants, and to observe and verify the election process. The United Nations Military Observers have been working in close cooperation with a peace-keeping force (ECOMOG) provided by a Sub-Regional Community, ECOWAS. The Mission terminated in September 1997.
A medal was established in March 1994. The ribbon contains one centered stripe of United Nations blue which is flanked by white stripes on either side representing peace. On the left there is a stripe of deep blue representing the Atlantic Ocean littorality with its reliefs, heights, greens and rains. On the right, the red stripe represents the sacrifice of human blood in the terrible carnage. Ninety days of service is required for qualification.
The countries of Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, the Peoples Republic of China, Congo, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, India, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, the Kingdom of Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, the Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic, Sweden and Uruguay sent troops or military observers to this Mission.