Obverse: The United Nations global projection emblem, above which are the letters “UN”.

Reverse: Plain, with the legend “IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE”.

Size: 35mm in diameter.

Ribbon: 35mm wide, the ribbon for this medal has a 14mm wide watered brown centre stripe and 2mm blue outer stripes. On each side of the brown centre stripe is an 8mm watered line which changes from white to yellow as it moves towards the outer edges. Sixty days of service in the Mission was necessary to qualify for award of the medal.

Suspension: The ribbon is threaded through a 12mm diameter ring, which passes through a loop fixed to the top of the piece. The ring will move forwards and backwards.

United Nations Yemen Observer Mission, in Yemen during the Yemen civil war, July 1963 to September 1964. The maximum strength of UNYOM was 189 personnel. New Zealand military observers were seconded from UNTSO.