The demilitarisation of
the KLA was completed by the 19 September deadline. In a ceremony at KFOR headquarters on
20 September, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Kosovo, Bernard
Kouchner, signed a regulation establishing the Kosovo Protection Corps, as a civilian
emergency service agency.
Kofi Annan, in a report to the Security Council issued on 20 September, urged the
international community to continue to provide political, financial and economic support
for the UN's operation in Kosovo.
A joint initiative of
the George C. Marshall Foundation, the World Bank, and the European Commission will bring
prominent world leaders and experts to Washington on 24 September for a high-level public
forum on economic reconstruction of the Balkan region.
The European Union
announced on 6 September it would lift oil and flight embargo on Kosovo and Montenegro.
Representative of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), Vladislav Jovanovic,
introduced the second volume of "NATO Crimes in Yugoslavia" at a UN Headquarters
press conference. The first volume of the official White Book on NATO aggression against
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was published by the Yugoslav Ministry of Foreign
Affairs at the end of May and covered the period from 24 March to 24 April 1999. The
second volume, distributed to reporters at the press conference, covered 25 April to 10
Representative of the Secretary-General for Kosovo Bernard Kouchner was in Moscow on 15
September where he met with Foreign Minister Ivanov of the Russian Federation. The talks
focussed on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1244. Elaborating on the
civilian corps, Dr. Kouchner stated that it could be composed of reconstruction, fire and
environmental brigades, which would be the responsibility of UNMIK's Civil Administration.