UN Development Coordination Office
United Nations Kosovo Team
Tel: +381 38 249 066 ext 157
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
Established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is mandated to:
UNHCR Kosovo*, through the UNSCR 1244 (1999), also performs a specific mandate to assure the “safe and unimpeded return of all refugees and displaced persons to their homes in Kosovo”.
UNHCR is engaged in the development of legislative and administrative frameworks in the areas of asylum, civil documentation and durable solutions. UNHCR also strengthens the capacity of the central and municipal authorities and helps develop and implement a protection framework that meets international and regional human rights standards.
In the context of durable solutions and sustainable reintegration, UNHCR regularly monitors the protection situation of the minority voluntary returnees and internally displaced populations across Kosovo. Their needs and rights are addressed through the active engagement of responsible institutions in finding solutions for obstacles in voluntary return and reintegration.
Working with partners
UNHCR coordinates activities with UNMIK and the EU Office in Kosovo. It participates in the UN Kosovo Team (UNKT) and the implementation of the UNKT Common Development Plan. UNHCR also works closely with OSCE and IOM.
Civil Rights Program Kosovo (CRPK); Kosovo Agency for Advocacy and Development (KAAD); Kosovo Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT); Development Together (DT).
Institutions: Ministry of Communities and Returns; Ministry of Local Government Administration; Ministry of Internal Affairs; Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare; Kosovo Agency for Statistics; Kosovo Property Agency
NGOs: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
*References to the authorities and laws in Kosovo should be construed within the context of the UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)
UNHCR office in Pristina: St. Radovan Zogovic 5, Pejton, 10000 Pristina
Contacts: Mr. Shpend Halili, Comm/PI, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tel: +381 (0) 38 241 509
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