UN Medal awarded to Pakistan female army team for Congo mission.
Members of the first-ever Pakistani Female Engagement Team deployed with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in Congo.
According to UN press release, they were awarded the UN Medal at a ceremony in Adikivu.
UN Medal awarded to Pakistan
The team comprises of 15 female officers, who serve at the ranks of Major and Captain.
They had remained stationed there since June last year.
The female officers team raised Pakistan’s flag at the mission.
Team Pakistan includes: psychologists, stress counsellors, vocational training officers, gender advisors, doctors, nurses, operations officers, information officers and logistics officers.
The statement said throughout their deployment the Pakistani female officers worked hard.
It added taht they worked hard to win the trust of the community.
The UN medal was established by the Secretary-General in 1966 for award, subject to the Regulations for the United Nations Medal (ST/SGB/119/Rev.1), to military personnel and civilian police who are or have been in the service of the United Nations.
The Secretary-General has also defined the specifications of the medal and the ribbon.