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United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
Established: June 1999
Local time:
28 May 2024 - 10:03 CEST

Promoting security, stability and respect for human rights in Kosovo

Originally, the Security Council, by its resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999, authorized the Secretary-General to establish an international civil presence in Kosovo – the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) – in order to provide an interim administration for Kosovo under which the people of Kosovo could enjoy substantial autonomy. Its task was unprecedented in complexity and scope; the Council vested UNMIK with authority over the territory and people of Kosovo, including all legislative and executive powers and administration of the judiciary.

Subsequently, following the declaration of independence by the Kosovo authorities and the entry into force of a new constitution on 15 June 2008, the tasks of the Mission have significantly been modified to focus primarily on the promotion of security, stability and respect for human rights in Kosovo.


* including formed units and border police.

Contributing countries

The top ten troop and police contributing countries to the mission are listed below. You can view a full list of countries contributing to all missions on the troop and police contributors page.


To download the data in as a spreadsheet (CSV format), click anywhere on the chart first, then click on 'download' and select 'crosstabs'.


Method of financing: UNMIK is funded through a separate account approved on an annual basis by the General Assembly. 

Approved budget: (07/2021–06/2022): $ 44,192,100 (A/RES/75/301)

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