- On Thursday 10 June, in accordance with the 9 June
Military-Technical Agreement, NATO suspended its bombing of the Federal Republic of
The United Nations
Security Council adopted Resolution 1244 on 10 June, following the conclusion of the
military agreement on the withdrawal of Serb forces from Kosovo.
Forty-four states and
international organisations approved the creation of the "Stability Pact for South
Eastern Europe", sponsored by the European Union (EU) and under the auspices of the
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), on 10 June.
The President of the
Council of Europes Parliamentary Assembly welcomed the adoption of the UN security
council resolution, and declared that the Council of Europe will contribute to the
reconstruction of society in Kosovo in the fields of its expertise, on 11 June.
security force KFOR began to deploy inside Kosovo on 12 June.
According to UNHCR, the
estimated number of Kosovo Albanian refugees and displaced people in the region affected
is 750400, including 424600 in Albania, 69700 in Montenegro,
234400 in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) (102300 in camps)
and 21700 in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as of 17 June. More than 33000 Serbian
civilians have fled Kosovo through Montenegro and Serbia. Several thousand refugees have
returned spontaneously from Albania and FYROM as Yugoslav forces continue to withdraw.
UNHCR continues to urge refugees not to return to Kosovo until the withdrawal of Yugoslav
troops has been completed, and KFOR has been fully deployed.
UNHCR has established a
geographic information system (GIS) unit based in Skopje which will collaborate with
partner agencies to provide a coordinated approach to humanitarian information collection
and analysis relating to Kosovo. As part of this process, a multi-sectoral Rapid Village
Assessment , developed in consultation with technical experts and key NGOs, will be
undertaken by UNHCR and partner agencies immediately upon return to Kosovo. The assessment
will collect information on population, shelter damage, infrastructure, mines, health,
water supply, protection and assistance and provide important baseline information until
detailed sectoral assessments can be undertaken.