Students quiz UNMIK staff on peace-building in post-conflict settings
Twenty-three political science students from the University of North Carolina had the chance to ask unfiltered questions about the practical role of UNMIK during a roundtable today. The undergraduate students, whose programme has a specific focus on the role of international organisations in post-conflict peace- and institution-building, visited UNMIK Headquarters in Pristina as part of a study tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, where they received briefings on areas of the mission’s focus, including human rights, youth, peace and security and community support.
UNMIK DSRSG Barrie Freeman gave the students a background of the role of the mission and its present-day priority areas, including fostering multi-ethnic engagement through the framework of trustbuilding.
The trip is the 11th such visit in the past 20 years undertaken by North Carolina students, led by political science professor Dr Robert Jenkins.