|BTF Habitat Experts Mission|
The BTF-Habitat experts have been working with UNMIK in Kosovo for the past two months in two key areas of civil affairs: municipal administration and the review of housing/property law as well as the regularization of property (real estate) tenure, transactions and registration (cadastre).
The objectives of the first phase of activities were: to provide rapid technical support to UNMIK in dealing with emergency issues in the above areas; to assess immediate and short-term needs for support to the municipal administrations and draw plans for its provision; and to formulate medium-term programmes that would require additional resources.
The experts started the second phase of activities to be completed within the end of the year. The activities will be carried out as an integral part of UNMIK's operations and in the framework of the evolving policies and operational priorities.
The team activities have been:
The BTF-Habitat experts organized a workshop in Pristina, from 16 - 19 August, to consider the creation of an independent Commission on Housing and Property Rights under the auspices of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
A meeting was held between the BTF Habitat experts in Kosovo and UNMIK's Civil Administration Office, Mr. Gerard Fischer on 20 August.
The experts will remain in the province until the end of the year.
Habitat team report is available in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Contact the BTF Information Officer