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21 March 2000

NATO confirms to the UN use of depleted uranium during the Kosovo conflict.

18 Feb. 2000

Cyanide pollution in Danube still a cause for concern.

15 Feb. 2000

UNEP-led Balkans Task Force scientists begin sampling of Danube river in wake of Romania cyanide spill.

8 Feb. 2000

UNEP-led Balkans Task Force to continue its work in Yugoslavia. Experts leave for Serbia to work on environmental clean-up studies.

24 Nov. 1999

Immediate Environmental Clean-Up Action Needed as part of Humanitarian Aid in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

16 Nov. 1999

Restoring Property Rights Critical for Economic Recovery of Kosovo.

14 Oct. 1999

Balkans Task Force Recommends Immediate Environmental Action as part of Humanitarian Aid - Four environmental hotspots found in Serbia.

13 Sept. 1999

UNEP-led Assessment of the Environmental Impact of the Balkans Conflict Concludes Work in Yugoslavia.

6 Sept. 1999

UNEP-led Balkans Task Force Biodiversity Mission leaves for Serbia and Montenegro Final field assessment of the environmental consequences of the Balkans conflict begins tomorrow.

23 August 1999

Assessment of the Environmental Impact of the Balkans Conflict on the river Danube. Balkans Task Force Danube Mission Starts work in Yugoslavia.

18 August 1999

HOUSING RIGHTS - The next challenge for Kosovo. Klaus Toepfer to meet with Bernard Kouchner in Pristina on Friday 20 August 1999.

27 July 1999

The Balkans Conflict: Assessing the environmental Impact of the worst damaged industrial sites. UNEP-led Balkans Task Force Mission Leaves Yugoslavia.

24 July 1999

Toepfer and Haavisto Brief EU Environment Ministers on Balkans Task Force Assessment Mission.

16 July 1999

UNEP/Habitat Balkans Task Force Experts leave for Serbia and Kosovo.

7 July 1999

UNEP/HABITAT Balkans Task Force to begin work in Kosovo.

23 June 1999

UNEP and European Commission host talks on the international response to environmental rehabilitation in the Balkans.

22 June 1999

Habitat's Disaster Management Programme Participates in the Joint UNEP/UNCHS Balkans Task Force.

16 June 1999

UNEP Leads international efforts to assess environmental impact of the Balkans conflict. Toepfer announces intention to send UNEP mission to Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro.

29 May 1999

Former Finnish Environment and Development Cooperation Minister, Mr. Pekka Haavisto, to head the Joint UNEP/UNCHS (Habitat) Balkans Task Force.

11 May 1999

Joint UNEP/UNCHS (Habitat) Task Force set-up to monitor environmental and human settlement impacts of Balkans conflict.

UNMIK

1 Dec. 1999 Kosovo Transitional Council Condemns Attack on Serb Family.
30 Nov. 1999 Dutch Government Gives UNMIK $15 Million.
30 Nov. 1999 UNMIK Starts Temporary Vehicle Registration.
27 Nov. 1999 Italy Funds Waste Disposal Project in PEC/PEJA.
27 Nov. 1999 Pristina Central Heating Plant Started Up Today.
26 Nov. 1999 UNMIK Seeks Snow Clearance Companies.
23 Nov. 1999 SRSG Meets With US President Clinton.
19 Nov. 1999 NGO Registration to Begin in Kosovo 29 November.
19 Nov. 1999 SRSG Signs Regulation on the Appointment of Lay-Judges.
17 Nov. 1999 Housing and Property Directorate and Claims Commission.
17 Nov. 1999 SRSG Signs Regulation on the Prohibition of Casino-Type Gambling in Kosovo.
17 Nov. 1999 SRSG Signs Regulations Establishing Banking and Payments Authority of Kosovo and the Bank Supervisory and Regulatory Department.
16 Nov. 1999 Kosovo Transitional Council Notes Decrease in Violence.
13 Nov. 1999 UNMIK Chief Expresses Deep Sorrow over Crash of UN WFP Flight.
10 Nov. 1999 Statement by the Kosovo Transitional Council on Detained Persons.
8 Nov. 1999 UNMIK Establishes Kosovo Budget and Central Fiscal Authority.
1 Nov. 1999 Kouchner Condemns Attack on Kosovo Serb Leader.
27 Oct. 1999 Tender Procedure for Mobile Phone System in Kosovo Was Open and Fair.
27 Oct. 1999 SRSG Kouchner Signs Regulation on Temporary Vehicle Registration.
21 Oct. 1999

UNMIK Outraged at Attack on Serb Staff Member.

20 Oct. 1999

SRSG Kouchner Visits Kosovo Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims.

20 Oct. 1999

SRSG Kouchner Signs Regulation on Exercising Control over Payments Facilities and Services.

20 Oct. 1999

SRSG Kouchner Signs Regulation Repealing Discriminatory Legislation Affecting Housing and Property Rights.

12 Oct. 1999

SRSG Kouchner Condemns Murder of UNMIK Staff Member.

6 Oct. 1999

Kosovo Transitional Council Condemns Abuse of the Freedom of Speech in Media.

6 Oct. 1999

Kouchner Signs Petroleum Products Regulation.

1 Oct. 1999

BLUE SKY Radio Goes on the Air Tonight.

1 Oct. 1999

UNMIK Starts Second Round of Stipend Payments.

1 Oct. 1999

UNMIK Launches Blueprint for Health Service in Kosovo.

30 Sept. 1999

Mitrovica Hospital under Blockade.

29 Sept. 1999

UNMIK Expects Quick Release of Staff Detained in Yugoslavia.

29 Sept. 1999

Kosovo Transitional Council Condemns Kosovo Polje Attack.

21 Sept. 1999

Kouchner signs regulation on Kosovo protection force.

17 Sept. 1999

New regulations to promote the establishment of an independent, professional, impartial and multi-ethnic judiciary in Kosovo.

16 Sept. 1999

Kouchner Meets in Moscow with Ivanov.

14 Sept. 1999

Five judges appointed to the Ad Hoc Court of Final Appeal and two prosecutors to the Ad Hoc Office of the Public Prosecutor today.

6 Sept. 1999

Kouchner Announces Formation of Economic Policy Advisory Board.

2 Sept. 1999

Kouchner signs regulation on foreign currency.

2 Sept. 1999

The United Nations Mission in Kosovo has completed the selection process for the first class of 200 students for the Kosovo Police Service School.

20 August 1999

SRSG briefed on Gnjilane situation.

20 August 1999

Kosovo Transitional Council to Meet Saturday.

18 August 1999

Special joint advisory council meets to review laws.

16 August 1999

Statement by the SRSG on re-startingpublic services.

16 August 1999

New inclusive approach to reviewing legal system.

14 August 1999

Statement by the SRSG on missing and detained persons.

31 July 1999

UNMIK administered Customs Service Becomes Operational.

24 July 1999

Bernard Kouchner, Special Representative of Secretary General, Condemns Murder of Defenseless Farmers.

16 July 1999

UNMIK convenes first meeting of Kosovo transitional council.

15 July 1999

Kouchner takes up post as UNMIK head in Pristina.

Other UN Agencies Press Releases

FAO

4 May 1999

FAO calls for $9 million in emergency aid for poor rural families in Albania and Macedonia.

14 April 1999

FAO warns Kosovo crisis will have far-reaching implications for the region’s future food security.

7 April 1999

FAO sends mission to Albania and Macedonia.

ICJ ICJ

2 July 1999 Croatia institutes proceedings against Yugoslavia for violations of the Genocide Convention.
2 July 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Belgium)(Yugoslavia v. Canada)(Yugoslavia v. France) (Yugoslavia v. Germany)(Yugoslavia v. Italy)(Yugoslavia v. Netherlands) (Yugoslavia v. Portugal)(Yugoslavia v. United Kingdom). The Court fixes time-limits for the filing of written pleadings.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. United States of America). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia and dismisses the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. United Kingdom). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Spain). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia and dismisses the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Portugal). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Netherlands). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Italy). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Germany). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. France). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Canada). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Belgium). The Court rejects the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia, but remains seised of the case.

2 June 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Belgium)(Yugoslavia v. Canada) (Yugoslavia v. France) (Yugoslavia v. Germany) (Yugoslavia v. Italy) (Yugoslavia v. Netherlands) (Yugoslavia v. Portugal) (Yugoslavia v. Spain) (Yugoslavia v. United Kingdom) (Yugoslavia v. United States of America). The Court rejects the requests for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Yugoslavia.

12 May 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Belgium) (Yugoslavia v. Canada) (Yugoslavia v. France) (Yugoslavia v. Germany) (Yugoslavia v. Italy) (Yugoslavia v. Netherlands) (Yugoslavia v. Portugal) (Yugoslavia v. Spain) (Yugoslavia v. United Kingdom) (Yugoslavia v. United States of America) Conclusion of the hearings on provisional measures. The Court ready to consider its decision.

7 May 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Belgium) (Yugoslavia v. Canada) (Yugoslavia v. France) (Yugoslavia v. Germany) (Yugoslavia v. Italy) (Yugoslavia v. Netherlands) (Yugoslavia v. Portugal) (Yugoslavia v. Spain) (Yugoslavia v. United Kingdom) (Yugoslavia v. United States of America) Provisional Measures. Programme of the hearings opening on Monday 10 May 1999.

4 May 1999

Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Belgium) (Yugoslavia v. Canada) (Yugoslavia v. France)(Yugoslavia v. Germany) (Yugoslavia v. Italy) (Yugoslavia v. Netherlands) (Yugoslavia v. Portugal) (Yugoslavia v. Spain) (Yugoslavia v. United Kingdom) (Yugoslavia v. United States of America). Hearings of Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 May 1999. Exceptional admission procedure.

29 April 1999

Yugoslavia institutes proceedings against ten States for violation of the obligation not to use force against another State and requests the Court to order that the use of force cease immediately. Hearings on provisional measures to open on Monday 10 May 1999

UN Homepage UN

14 Sept. 1999

Secretary-General alarmed at deteriorating humanitarian situation in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

23 August 1999

Secretary-general appoints Tom Koenigs of Germany to senior administrative post with United Nations mission in Kosovo.

16 August 1999

Kofi Annan has great hopes that United Nations and OSCE can successfully meet challenge of Kosovo together.

30 July 1999 Secretary-General urges end to 'decade of hatred and suffering' in Balkans, notes role for UN in new path towards prosperity and human rights.
28 July 1999

Assembly authorizes secretary-general to enter into commitments not exceeding $200 million to finance UN mission in Kosovo.

26 July 1999

In remarks on behalf of secretary-general, his Kosovo special representative, Bernard Kouchner, condemns murder of defenceless farmers.

26 July 1999

Humanitarian agencies still need $434 million for Balkans this year.

22 July 1999

Fifth committee authorizes secretary-general to enter into commitments not exceeding $200 million to finance UN mission in Kosovo.

20 July 1999

Administrative and budgetary committee begins consideration of financing of UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

16 July 1999

Secretary-General praises Slovakia's progress towards integration with Europe, calls for collective effort in Balkans, in Bratislava address.

12 July 1999 Assembly includes item on financing of United Nations in Kosovo in Agenda of fifty-third session; fifth committee to take up new item.
22 June 1999

Secretary-General stresses crucial role of Russian federation in ending hostilities in Balkans and in making possible adoption of council resolution.

18 June 1999

Secretary-General urges restraint, patience in Kosovo.
17 June 1999

Secretary-General stresses importance of UN uniting to confront massive human rights violations and crimes against humanity on scale of Kosovo.

17 June 1999

Transcript of press conference by deputy secretary-general Louise Fréchette at United Nations Geneva office, 16 June.

14 June 1999 Transcript of press conference by deputy secretary-general Louise Fréchette at headquarters, 14 June.

10 June 1999

Secretary-General, in council meeting on Kosovo, says UN is determined to lead civilian implementation of peace effectively and efficiently.

10 June 1999

Russian Federation hopes UN draft resolution on Kosovo will serve as basis for immediate cessation of NATO aggression on Yugoslavia.

10 June 1999

Security Council, welcoming Yugoslavia’s acceptance of peace principles, authorises civil, security presence in Kosovo.

4 June 1999

Situations in Kosovo and Kashmir discussed in conference on disarmament.

2 June 1999

Secretary-General to meet with Pope John Paul II on 3 June to assess prospects for resolving Kosovo crisis.

28 May 1999

United Nations informed of international rescue committee plan for food airdrops in Kosovo.

26 May 1999

Secretary-General praises 'tireless work' of civilian humanitarian staff in response to Kosovo crisis.

14 May 1999

Security Council calls for access for UN and other humanitarian personnel operating in Kosovo and other parts of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

14 May 1999

Secretary-General shocked and distressed by bombing of civilian buildings in Yugoslavia, including Chinese embassy.

6 May 1999

Secretary-General welcomes statement by foreign ministers on Kosovo.

23 April 1999

Secretary-General discusses Kosovo with Switzerland’s foreign minister.

20 April 1999

Secretary-General's representative calls internally displaced persons hidden side of Kosovo tragedy.

14 April 1999

Secretary-General's special representative for children and armed conflict proposes special agenda for action for Kosovo children.

9 April 1999

Secretary-General offers conditions to end hostilities in Kosovo.

9 April 1999

United Nations administrative committee on coordination profoundly disturbed by tragedy in Kosovo.

30 March 1999

Secretary-General profoundly outraged by reports of 'ethnic cleansing' conducted by Serbian forces in Kosovo.

26 March 1999

Security Council rejects demand for cessation of use of force against federal republic of Yugoslavia.

24 March 1999

Nato action against Serbian military targets prompts divergent views as Security Council holds urgent meeting on situation in Kosovo.

22 March 1999

Secretary-General gravely concerned at escalation of violence in Kosovo.

UNDP

13 August 1999

UNDP and European Union Launch Reconstruction Effort in War-Torn Kosovo Community.

14 May 1999

UNDP expands project in Macedonia to reduce local unemployment and service refugee camps.

11 May 1999

UNDP establishes Kosovo crisis trust fund.

9 May 1999

UNDP Deploys needs assessment mission to Albania.

UNECE UNECE

5 May 1999

Economic Commission for Europe discusses its contribution to recovery in Southeast Europe after a settlement of the conflict in Yugoslavia.

5 May 1999

Recovery in Southeast Europe after a settlement of the conflict in Yugoslavia.

UNESCO UNESCO

18 June 1999

UNESCO Director-General calls for campaign to restore tolerance dialogue and solidarity in the Balkans.

15 June 1999

UNESCO director-general condemns murder of three journalists in Kosovo.

31 May 1999

UNESCO Director-General calls for an end to the bombings in Yugoslavia.

5 May 1999

UNESCO Director-General calls for cultural heritage in the Balkans to be protected.

UNFPA

25 May 1999

UNFPA Report Finds Incidences of Rape and Abduction Among Kosovo Refugees -- Women Want to Speak out.

9 April 1999

Lives of Mothers and Newborns at Risk in Kosovo Crisis.

8 April 1999

Emergency Reproductive Health Kits en Route to Kosovo Refugees.

HCHRUNHCHR

6 August 1999

Committee on elimination of racial discrimination adopts a decision on situation in Yugoslavia (Kosovo).

4 August 1999

High Commissioner for human rights calls for end to continuing violence in Kosovo.

27 July 1999

UN Special Rapporteur for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, visited Kosovo.

7 July 1999

Special Rapporteur of Human Rights Commission To Visit Kosovo.

21 June 1999

High Commissioner for human rights convenes first consultative forum of agencies working on human rights in Kosovo.

25 May 1999

Special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions will visit Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania on first field mission.

13 May 1999

High Commissioner for human rights calls on Yugoslav government to end "vicious abuses" in Kosovo and commit to return of refugees and displaced persons.

9 May 1999

High Commissioner for human rights commends Montenegro government attitude to internally displaced.

8 May 1999

High Commissioner for human rights says lessons learned in Bosnia forgotten in Kosovo.

6 May 1999

High Commissioner for human rights calls Kosovo crisis 'human rights catastrophe'.

5 May 1999

High Commissioner for human rights, ending visit to former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, calls again for end to ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.

4 May 1999

High Commissioner for human rights: crimes being committed in Kosovo must not go unpunished.

3 May 1999 High Commissioner for human rights urges peaceful resolution of conflict in Kosovo.
3 May 1999

High Commissioner for human rights calls for immediate end to ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.

19 April 1999

High Commissioner for human rights says Serbian forces are continuing their campaign of terror against Kosovars.

16 April 1999

Secretary-general’s representative calls internally displaced persons hidden side of Kosovo tragedy.

14 April 1999

Commission on human rights strongly condemns ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.

HCR UNHCR

28 June 1999 UNHCR begins organized repatriation of Kosovar refugees.
21 June 1999 G-8 dedicates concert to UNHCR.
13 June 1999

Op-ed article published by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata in the International Herald Tribune.

13 June 1999

UNHCR and other agencies resume aid program in Kosovo.

13 May 1999

UNHCR receives additional funds for Kosovo refugees.

11 May 1999

UNHCR warns lack of funds could halt aid for Kosovo refugees.

6 May 1999

FYR of Macedonia tells UNHCR it will keep the border open to refugees.

30 April 1999

UNHCR urges non-European countries to take Kosovo refugees as the refugee crisis in the FYR of Macedonia worsens.

UNICEF UNICEF

2 Sept. 1999 Kosovo schooling faces great challenges.
28 June 1999 Nobel laureate to highlight mine-awareness in Kosovo.
24 June 1999 UNICEF pledges to school all Kosovo children.
14 June 1999

UNICEF begins distribution of emergency supplies in Kosovo.

26 April 1999

Immunization of refugee children starts in Macedonia.

WFP WFP

15 July 1999 WFP chief to visit Kosovo on food aid operation review.
30 June 1999 WFP expands Kosovo Operation to assist 2.5 million people.
22 June 1999 Donation sans precedend du Maroc au PAM pour le Kosovo.

28 May 1999

WFP calls for swift action for Kosovo food crisis.

9 April 1999

WFP head to visit Albania, Macedonia on humanitarian mission for Kosovo refugees.

8 April 1999

WFP steps up delivery of ready to eat meals to Kosovar refugees in Macedonia.

7 April 1999

WFP seeks additional us$24.1 million for kosovar refugees, says funds are needed to save lives.

2 April 1999

WFP to begin food airlifts for kosovar refugees in albania and macedonia.

29 March 1999

WFP sends emergency food to kosovar refugees in albania; prepares for growing crisis.

23 March 1999

WFP forced to suspend operations in kosovo amid rising tensions.

WHO WHO

27 August 1999

British Secretary of State for International Development visits Kosovo.

15 July 1999

Who finds heavy toll from land mines in Kosovo.

18 June 1999

Environment and Health Consequences of the Kosovo Conflict in WHO European Region.

21 May 1999

Delegates applaud public health solidarity in south in south Balkans.

16 April 1999

As violence continues, no evidence of infectious disease outbreaks in south Balkans, but authorities must remain vigilant.

6 April 1999

Communicable diseases are main health threat to Kosovo Refugees.

 

Other International/European Agencies Press Releases

EU Commission

28 July 1999

Commission proposes financial assistance of up to 380 million for countries affected by the Kosovo crisis.

27 July 1999

The first Donors Conference for Kosovo-Meeting urgent needs and preparing a joint strategy for reconstruction European Commission, Brussels, Wednesday 28th July.

23 July 1999

EU Launches reconstruction programme for Kosovo.

20 July 1999

Kosovo crisis : Commission clears further euro 196 million for humanitarian aid.

25 June 1999

Kosovo: European Commission announces emergency support to journalists and the media.

23 June 1999

European Agency for Reconstruction set up for Kosovo.

11 June 1999

ECHO allocates euro 50 million to Kosovo return plan.

8 June 1999

Joint Assessment of Bulgaria's Economic Policy Priorities.

EU Council

30 July 1999 Sarajewo Summit Declaration.
30 July 1999 Message of the EU to the FRY.

24 June 1999

Environmental consequences of the Kosovo conflict in south.eastern Europe - Council Conclusions.

OSCE OSCE

2 Nov. 1999

New OSCE Regional Centre opens in Pristina.

2 Nov. 1999

Chairman-in-Office condemns attack on Kosovo Serb leader.

28 Oct. 1999

Attacks on elderly being condemned in Kosovo.

28 Oct. 1999

OSCE Chairman-in-Office condemns violence in Kosovo.

21 Oct. 1999

OSCE official appointed Temporary Media Commissioner in Kosovo.

16 Oct. 1999

First class graduates from Kosovo Police Service School.

13 Oct. 1999

OSCE field offices open in Kosovo Polje and Dragas.

12 Oct. 1999

Chairman-in-Office condemns killing of UNMIK staff in Kosovo.

7 October 1999

Chairman-in-Office urges restraint and reconciliation in Kosovo.

5 October 1999

OSCE Chairman-in-Office Visits Kosovo.

10 Sept. 1999

Report released on situation of ethnic minorities in Kosovo.

6 Sept. 1999

First classes start in Kosovo police school 7 September.

2 August 1999

Chairman-in-Office Appoints New Head of OSCE Presence in Albania.

29 July 1999

OSCE to Play an Active Role in the Development and Implementation of the Stability Pact.

29 July 1999

Aims of Stability Pact Cannot Be Imposed, People Must be Active Participants.

29 July 1999

OSCE Endorses Women's Efforts at Stability Pact Summit.

29 July 1999

Women Demand Greater Role in Stability Pact Process.

28 July 1999

Stability Pact Coverage LIVE on Radio FERN and OSCE BiH Website.

28 July 1999

Bringing Civil Society into the Stability Pact Process.

25 July 1999 OSCE Chairman-in-Office condemns killing of 14 civilian serbs in Kosovo.

1 July 1999

OSCE Permanent Council Decides on Mandate for Kosovo Mission Council Places Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe under OSCE Auspices.

Other NGOs/Partners Press Releases

GCI Green cross International

24 June 1999

Green Cross International continues its action to mobilize the international community on the environmental consequences of the Kosovo conflict.

ICRC ICRC

4 October 1999 Balkan crisis: ICRC assists in release of prisoners.
26 July 1999 The Balkans: Thousands remain in urgent need.
25 June 1999 Kosovo crisis: ICRC transfers released detainees.
22 June 1999 Crisis in the Balkans: Mobile units for family communication.
16 June 1999 Crisis in the Balkans: Humanitarian aid for the displaced.
10 June 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: Over 40 tonnes of relief for internally displaced.

7 June 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC brings aid to displaced people in Kosovo.

25 May 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC reopens office in Kosovo.

19 May 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC opens Website to restore family links.

18 May 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: Yugoslav POWs released under ICRC auspices.

14 May 1999

Kosovo: ICRC assessment mission.

27 April 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC visits three US prisoners of war.

26 April 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: First ICRC contact with three US prisoners of war.

26 April 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: Yugoslav authorities give ICRC President assurances for a return to Kosovo.

23 April 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC regrets lack of access to prisoners of war.

2 April 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: International Red Cross and Red Crescent appeals for over 100 million Swiss Francs.

30 March 1999

Yugoslavia crisis: statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

29 March 1999

ICRC withdraws its staff from Kosovo.

24 March 1999

Nato intervention in Yugoslavia: ICRC reminds states of their obligations.

IFRC IFRC

26 July 1999

The Balkans: Thousands remain in urgent need.
8 July 1999 President warns against demonizing the population in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

2 July 1999

Macedonia and Albania still "High on the agenda".

3 May 1999

Red Cross support to traumatized refugees.

2 April 1999

Crisis in the Balkans: International Red Cross and Red Crescent appeals for over 100 million swiss francs.

REC

1 July 1999 REC Experts Warn Against Ignoring Environment When Rebuilding After Balkan War.

WWF WWF

14 Sept. 1999

WWF analysis shows toxic contamination in Yugoslavia is spreading.

30 July 1999 The flow of toxic pollutants into the Danube can be halted immediately.
28 July 1999 WWF Leads Team of Experts to Yugoslavia.
23 July 1999

WWF urges environment ministers to act for the Balkans.

8 July 1999

WWF Initiates Danube River Monitoring Programme Downstream of War Zone

14 June 1999

Danube clean-up high priority, says WWF.

7 May 1999

WWF calls for immediate environmental protection and recovery plan for Balkans.

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