UNMIK Mitrovica Regional Office
The UNMIK Regional Office in Mitrovica (which includes the Regional HQ, offices in three northern municipalities and the UNMIK Administration in Mitrovica - UAM) endeavours to facilitate peaceful interethnic relations and conducts regular outreach visits to promote inter-ethnic reconciliation under the status-neutral framework of UNSC resolution 1244.
On a daily basis the Mitrovica Regional Office (MRO) functions as an interface between northern municipal leaders and the K-Albanian minority community in the North, providing a channel of communication for the sides. In doing so, MRO places emphasis on the de-politicization of issues and seeks practical solutions in accordance with the applicable laws.
Additionally, MRO creates opportunities for leaders from both sides of the Ibar River to jointly address the daily problems of all communities in the region, including water and electricity supply. It also liaises with international economic development actors and potential donors to promote economic development initiatives in the Mitrovica Region, and fosters the creation and promotion of economic development strategies and initiatives by municipalities, identifying needs and priority areas for development.
UNMIK Administration Mitrovica (UAM)
The functions and specific features of the UNMIK Administration Mitrovica (UAM) are referenced and stipulated in UNMIK Administrative Direction 2007/12, implementing UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/45, as amended, On Self-Government of Municipalities in Kosovo. This instrument extends legitimacy of governance throughout the Municipality of Mitrovica by effecting on an interim basis direct administrative responsibility by UNMIK in the northern part of the Municipality.