United Nations and other international missions


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On this page you can see plates that I believe are direclty issued by the United Nations (or other international bodies) themselves. Plates for use by the United Nations or its staff that are issued by the authorities of the host country are shown on the respective country's page.


 Europe


UNPROFOR = United Nations Protection Force, stationed in ex-Yugoslavia February 1992 to March 1995.

Later UN missions in the area (UNCRO, UNTAES, UNPREDEP, UNMOP) used plates with only UN as prefix.

Former UNPROFOR vehicles used for those missions kept their plates with the letters PF painted out.
UNHCR = United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This plate was used in the former Yugoslavian area in the 1990s/early 2000s.
SFOR = Stabilization Force. This NATO-led force was stationed in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1996 to 2002.
2004 onwards plate from NATO headquarters in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
OSCE = Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, MB = Mission in Bosnia.
ECTF = European Community Task Force. Stationed in former Yugoslavia 1992-1996.
UNFICYP = United Nations Forces in Cyprus.

Older type with UN only, introduced in 1964

UNFICYP = United Nations Forces in Cyprus.

Newer plates with UNF prefix, which was used until about 2006.

1-99: Headquarters
400-499: Sector 4

 Middle East
UNDOF = United Nations Disengagement Observer Force.

Plate used about 1990 by Austrian UN Forces stationed on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
Private vehicle plate for UNDOF members. The picture is not distorted, the plate is really not perfectly rectangular.
UNTSO = United Nations Truce Supervising Organization, based in Israel.
UNIFIL = United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
Private vehicle plate, aquired from Israel. Most likely, it is for UNTSO employees.
Private vehicle plate, used in the Middle East, probably Israel.
UNIIMOG = United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group, based on the border between the two countries in the late 1980s.
MFO = Multinational Forces and Observers, based on the Sinai Peninsula. This is not a UN mission. The plate has a Sticker "MFO AUDIT 1992", and seems to be American made.

 Asia

UNTAC = United Nations Temporary Authority In Cambodia, 1992-1993.
UNTAET = United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, 1999-2002.
UNOTIL = United Nations Office in Timor-Leste, 2005-2006.

 Africa
UNAVEM = United Nations Angola Verification Mission. January 1989 to June 1997. Plate made in South African style.
UNTAG = United Nations Transition Assistance Group. Used in Namibia April 1989 to March 1990 during the transition to independence.
United Nations Police plate used in Namibia in 1989/1990 during the transition to independence.
ONUMOZ = United Nations Operation in Mozambique, 1992-1994.
UNAMIR = United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda, ca. 1993.

 Americas
MINUHA = Mission des Nations Unies en Haïti. September 1993 to June 1996.

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