The mandate of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) was established by the Security Council in its resolution 1244 (1999). 

In accordance with its mandate, the Mission helps to ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo and advancement of regional stability in the Western Balkans.  The Mission’s priorities are focused on promoting inter-community trustbuilding, respect for human rights and rule of law, gender equality and and empowerment of women and youth. 

The Mission maintains close coordination and cooperation with other international civilian and security presences in Kosovo operating under UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999), namely the Kosovo Force (KFOR), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), which is deployed in line with the report of the Secretary-General of 24 November 2008 (S/2008/692) and the statement by the President of the Security Council of 26 November 2008 (S/PRST/2008/44). The mission also maintains close coordination with United Nations development partners.

UNMIK is based in Pristina and maintains a Regional Office in Mitrovica and an Office of Community Support field presence in Pejë/Peć. In addition, the UN Office in Belgrade plays an important political and diplomatic role and liaises with the political leadership of Serbia.

The mission has a total of 374 personnel, including 356 civilian personnel (112 international staff; 220 national staff; 24 UN Volunteers) and 18 uniformed personnel (8 military observers; 10 United Nations police officers).

Adopted by the Security Council at its 4011th meeting, on 10 June 1999


UNMIK Priorities

The priorities of the Mission remain to promote peace, security, stability, and respect for human rights in Kosovo and the region.

Pursuant to Security Council resolution 1244 (1999), the Mission strives to achieve its strategic objective by promoting intercommunity trust-building; providing support in the areas of human rights and rule of law; fulfilling its coordination and facilitation roles; advancing the peace and security agendas related to women and youth; and supporting progress towards the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina through the EU-facilitated dialogue. 

Budget for UNMIK for the period of 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 - SG Report (07/2022 – 06/2023): $41,947,300 [A/76/674] 


The UN System’s Presence in Kosovo

The UN system in Kosovo is comprised of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) led by the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG), and the UN Kosovo Team (UNKT) composed of UN agencies, funds, and programmes. UNKT is led by the UN Development Coordinator, coordinating and facilitating effective UN Development System support to help Kosovo attain the Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN presence is comprised of the following UN agencies and partners: