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date: 01 October 2020

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This chapter focuses on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), a peacekeeping mission established by the UN Security Council in June 1999 following NATO’s bombing campaign in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). After providing an overview of the conflict between Belgrade and Kosovar Albanians over the governance of Kosovo, the chapter outlines UNMIK’s mandate and operational activities, including international security, humanitarian assistance, civil administration and institution-building, and economic reconstruction. The achievements and limitations of the mission are also discussed.

Keywords: UNMIK, peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albanians, Kosovo, international security, humanitarian assistance, United Nations

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