Peace Prize Medal (Denmark)

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The Blue Berets Denmark Peace Prize Medal
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The medal for participation in UN missions before and after 1988
Awarded by The Danish Blue Berets
CountryDenmark
TypeMedal
EligibilityFormer UN soldiers who have received a UN medal
Awarded forParticipation in UN missions
Campaign(s)Any UN
StatusActive
Post-nominalsF.P.M
Statistics
Established12 June 1995
Precedence
Next (higher)Danish Red Cross Medal for Merit
Next (lower)-
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Ribbon of the medal

The Peace Prize Medal (Danish: De Blå Beretters Fredsprismedalje) was instituted in 1995 by Queen Margrethe II and may be awarded to any Dane who has completed a tour of duty on a UN mission and has received a medal for it. UN veterans are allowed to apply for the medal themselves thus making this the only Danish medal that the recipient himself can apply for.[1]

The medal commemorates the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize given to United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations personnel.[2] Persons who have been deployed with the UN before 1988 may attach a silver oak-leaf to the ribbon of the medal.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Book: Lars Stevnsborg "Kongeriget Danmarks Medaljer, Ordner og Hæderstegn" ISBN 87-7838-911-9
  2. ^ http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1988/index.html
  3. ^ http://www.fns-naestved.dk/Fredsprismedaljen.htm (Danish)