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The Future of Kosovo

Monday 27 January, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

The United Nations Interim Administration for Kosovo (UNMIK) was established in 1999 to, in the words of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, 'help the people in Kosovo to rebuild their lives and heal the wounds of conflict'. After three and a half year's work, notable progress has been made, but there are still many challenges to face.

Michael Steiner, Special Representative of the Secretary General and head of UNMIK, will be speaking on The Future of Kosovo on Monday 27 January at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Michael Steiner is an experienced diplomat and former Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. He has also held posts in Prague, Sarajevo, Zagreb and at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York.

He is the third Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Kosovo since UNMIK was established in 1999.

The Future of Kosovo is free and open to all. No ticket is required.  


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The United Nations Interim Administration for Kosovo (UNMIK) was established in 1999 when the Security Council authorized the Secretary-General to establish in the war-ravaged province of Kosovo an interim civilian administration led by the United Nations under which its people could progressively enjoy substantial autonomy.

The UNMIK was set up to:

  • Perform basic civilian administrative functions
  • Promote the establishment of substantial autonomy and self-government in Kosovo
  • Facilitate a political process to determine Kosovo's future status
  • Coordinate humanitarian and disaster relief of all international agencies
  • Support the reconstruction of key infrastructure
  • Maintain civil law and order
  • Promote human rights
  • Assure the safe and unimpeded return of all refugees and displaced persons to their homes in Kosovo.

20 January 2003