Group Observation of UNO in Lebanon (GONUL)
Mandate of UNO
Because of the Christian internal conflicts between and Moslem and of the threat of invasion by the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria), the president of the Lebanon had required of the Safety advice of the United Nations to send a Group of observation in its country. The general headquarter of GONUL was with Beirut; there were 49 stations of observers disseminated a little everywhere in Lebanon. Manpower reached a maximum with 591 members, including 77 officers, warrant officers and men of the Canadian Forces . The crisis finished with the arrival of 14.000 American soldiers and the election of a new president, in July 195 8. The GONUL was dissolved after only six months of existence.
The badge of Medal of the GONUL
The ribbon is identical to that of ONUST, i.e. blue UNO with a narrow white band (of 2 mm width) to 6 mm of each edge.
AttributionThis medal was decreed in 30 days recognition of service between on June 11th and on December 9th, 1958.
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