United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Descriptive Essay by Nicky

United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
Describes the mission, rationale and results of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
# 147608 | 1,045 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) was established by UN resolution 1244 in June, 1999, to bring to a successful political conclusion the strife in Kosovo. Next, the author describes how this first-ever UN action of this type brought peace and stability to the former nation of Yugoslavia, which was broken up into a piecemeal conglomerate of nation-states and ethnic republics that had all been torn apart by in-fighting. The paper underscores that UNMIK still remains active in the area even though its goal was always to restore local authority and control over Kosovo and not to maintain a permanent presence in the region.

From the Paper:

"The ultimate aim of UNMIK has always been to restore local authority and control over Kosovo, not to maintain a permanent presence in the region. Six months after UNMIK was passed, it set up the Joint Interim Administrative Structure (JIAS) to create joint efforts between local counterparts and the UN authorities responsible for administering the province. The first leaders were appointed but later, at the municipal level, they were elected. They were meant to be representatives of a broad, ethnically and religiously representative cross-section of Kosovo."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Ban Ki-moon: Kosovo wants to discontinue UNMIK mission." New Kosovo Report. March 19, 2009. March 31, 2009. http://www.newkosovareport.com/200903191675/Politics/Ban-Ki-moon-Kosovo-wants-to-discontinue-the-UNMIK-presence.html
  • "UNMIK--at a glance." UN Website. 1999. March 31, 2009.http://www.unmikonline.org/intro.htm
  • "What is UNMIK." UN Website. 2009. March 31, 2009.http://www.un.org/peace/kosovo/pages/unmik12.html
  • Werkhauseren, Nina. "Ten Years On, Germany Looks Back at Return to War in Kosovo." Deutsche Welle. March 31, 2009. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4123734,00.html

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APA Format

United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) (2011, May 17) Retrieved December 09, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/united-nations-mission-in-kosovo-unmik-147608/

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"United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)" 17 May 2011. Web. 09 December. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/united-nations-mission-in-kosovo-unmik-147608/>