Sector One holds medal parade
CAMP SAN MARTIN, 2 August 2017 - As the summer sun set on 2 August, troops from UNFICYP Sector One, in the west of the island, prepared to receive UN medals in the service of peace. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Cyprus and Head of Mission, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar, and Force Commander Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir presented medals to Sector One’s peacekeepers.
“We are grateful for the continued support of dedicated Member States such as Argentina, as well as the other Sector One troop contributing countries – Brazil, Chile and Paraguay,” SRSG Spehar said.
Sector One covers a distance of approximately 90 kilometers from Kokkina village on the western coast of Cyprus to the village of Mammari, west of Nicosia. It has been the responsibility of the Argentinean Contingent since 16 October 1993. Sector One Headquarters and Command Company are located in San Martin Camp, which is near Skouriotissa village.
The UNFICYP medal – awarded for three months of service with the mission - has three equal bars, one of white in the centre and two of UN blue at either end. The bars are separated by two narrow bands of dark blue, symbolizing the Mediterranean Sea.