REGULATION NO. 2000/19

UNMIK/REG/2000/19

30 March 2000

 

 

ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

 

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo and UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/1 of 14 January 2000 on the Kosovo Joint Interim Administrative Structure,

 

For the purpose of establishing the Administrative Department of Reconstruction,

 

Hereby promulgates the following:

 

 

Section 1

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION

 

1.1       The Administrative Department of Reconstruction (hereinafter “the Department”') is hereby established.

 

1.2       The Department shall be responsible for the overall management of matters relating to the funding and coordination of reconstruction in Kosovo from monies raised from bilateral and multilateral donor sources and from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget.

 

1.3       The Department shall implement the policy guidelines formulated by the Interim Administrative Council in the area of reconstruction.

 

 

Section 2

FUNCTIONS

 

2.1       The Department may make policy recommendations to the Interim Administrative Council through the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Economic Reconstruction, Recovery and Development concerning, inter alia:

 

(a)      The formulation of an overall strategy for reconstruction in Kosovo, and of a public reconstruction investment programme;

 

(b)      The promotion of the most appropriate, cost effective, transparent and accountable allocation of funds made available for reconstruction from monies raised from bilateral and multilateral donor sources, and from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget;

 

(c)      The promotion of a reconstruction effort that is inclusive and beneficial to all the peoples of Kosovo irrespective of their ethnic or social origin, race or gender, disability, religion, political or other opinion; and

 

(d)      The preparation of regulations on matters pertaining to reconstruction.

 

2.2       The Department shall:

 

(a)       Implement the strategy and policies for reconstruction in Kosovo;

 

(b)      Co-ordinate the sources of funds for reconstruction from bilateral and multilateral donors and from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget;

 

(c)       Co-ordinate the use of funds for reconstruction for the Administrative Departments and municipalities;

 

(d)      Formulate and co-ordinate the implementation of the public reconstruction investment programme;

 

(e)       Co-ordinate and oversee the allocation of the reconstruction effort as it pertains to the use of funds for reconstruction from bilateral and multilateral donors and from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget;

 

(f)        Develop and maintain a system for the monitoring of reconstruction investments;

 

(g)       Co-ordinate with other Administrative Departments on matters pertaining to the reconstruction effort in Kosovo;

 

(h)       Co-ordinate activities of international and governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in order to promote the coherent development and implementation of the reconstruction effort in Kosovo;

 

(i)         Arrange for the establishment of an information technology environment to support the reconstruction effort in Kosovo; and

 

(j)        Perform such functions as are ancillary to those set out above in this section and are assigned to the Department by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Economic Reconstruction, Recovery and Development.

 

 

Section 3

CO-HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Co-Heads of the Department, under the supervision of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Economic Reconstruction, Recovery and Development, shall be jointly responsible for:

 

(a)      Managing the Department and ensuring that the functions entrusted to it are implemented;

 

(b)      Staffing, organizing and administering the Department and issuing administrative instructions and operating guidelines on any matters pertaining to the functions of the Department; and

 

(c)      The effective and efficient management of resources provided to the Department from bilateral and multilateral donors sources, the Kosovo budget or from any other source.

 

 

Section 4

PERSONNEL AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY

 

Co-Heads of the Department shall:

 

(a)      Implement non-discriminatory personnel policies designed to ensure that the composition of the staff of the Department reflects the multi-ethnic character of Kosovo;

 

(b)      Endeavor to ensure equitable gender balance in all areas and levels within the Department; and

 

(c)      Ensure that all recruitment is based on professional qualifications, competence and merit.

 

 

Section 5

IMPLEMENTATION

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions in connection with the implementation of the present regulation.

 

 

Section 6

DISSOLUTION

 

The Department shall be dissolved and shall cease to exist once its objectives have been accomplished, but not later than 1 January 2003.

 

 

Section 7

APPLICABLE LAW

 

The present regulation shall supersede any provision in the applicable law which is inconsistent with it.

 

 

Section 8

ENTRY INTO FORCE

 

The present regulation shall enter into force on 30 March 2000.

 

 

 

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General