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United Nations Command (UNC) United Nations Command (UNC)

Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.
Ch/Supt Coates Doug
Rank: Chief Superintendent
Service Number:
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Peacekeeping
Service: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Other Commendations: 30- year silver clasp
Service Details :
He deployed to Haiti for the third time in June 2009 where he was the Acting Commissioner of Operations for MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti) until the time of his death during the 2010 Earthquake.
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Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to all United Nations Peacekeepers in 1988 in recognition of their collective efforts in the cause of peace. This inspired the creation of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM) to acknowledge the unique contribution to peace that Canadian peacekeepers have made since 1947.
UN Mission in Haiti (UNMIH)
This mission established to help implement certain provisions of the Governors Island Agreement signed by the Haitian parties on 3 July 1993. In 1993, UNMIH’s mandate was to assist in modernizing the armed forces of Haiti and establishing a new police force. That mandate could not be carried out due to the non-cooperation of the Haitian military authorities. On the 31 July 1994 the UN approved the establishment of an advance team of UNMIH to institute the appropriate means of coordination with the multinational force, to carry out the monitoring of the operations of the force, to assess requirements and to prepare for the deployment of UNMIH upon completion of the mission of the multinational force. The Mission terminated in June 1996.

UNMIH was succeeded in July 1996 by the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH). Its mandate expired on 31 July 1997. The Security Council established the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH) 28 June 1996. In setting up UNSMIH, the Council underlined the need to support the commitment of the Government of Haiti to maintain the secure and stable environment established by the Multinational Force in Haiti.

UNTMIH was the third in the series of UN Peacekeeping Operations in Haiti. It was established the 30 July 1997 for a single four-month period ending on 30 November 1997. It was established to assist the Government of Haiti by supporting and contributing to the professionalization of the Haitian National Police (HNP).
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
In February 2004 anti-Aristide forces began a march on Port-au-Prince, leading to the overthrow of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. At the new government's request, the UN sent in an interim force to re-establish peace. MINUSTAH followed, with a mandate to re-establish a secure environment, promote human rights and assist in the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 1 June 2004 to the present.
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal commemorates the 50th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second to the throne. This commemorative medal program is now closed. This medal is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall.

Canadian Forces members must be recommended by the Chief of Defence Staff to the Government of Canada.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Long Service Medal
This Honour is administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Service Notes: He deployed on his first United Nations mission to Haiti in 1993. Due to the security threat at the time, the contingent was evacuated from the country. C/Supt. Coates returned for a second mission to Haiti the following year. One of his achievements was to open five police stations in the Grand Anse region, re-establishing police services for the estimated 800,000 citizens of that area. This was the beginning of a brilliant career in international policing and peace operations. In 1996, C/Supt. Coates assumed responsibility for the management of Canadian police deployments on behalf of the RCMP, spending three years in the role. He subsequently undertook secondments to the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Ottawa and the Australian Federal Police. He returned to head up the International Peace Operations Branch in 2007. This position involved establishing partnerships with Canadian police services across the country which have enabled the RCMP to meet the growing foreign demand for Canadian police expertise in missions around the world.
Enlisted: September 15, 1978
Pre/Post War: C/Supt. Coates held a Masters of Arts in Management and Policy, as well as a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology. He was an avid mountain climber, ski racer and learner.

Deceased: January 12, 2010 at Haiti
Cemetery RCMP National Memorial Cemetery Ontario, Canada
Obituary: He is survived by his wife Lise and his children Julie, Mathieu and Luc.
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Medals and Commendations
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Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
UN Mission in Haiti (UNMIH)
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Long Service Medal

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