10 July 2000



ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF The  Administrative Department of sports



The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,


Pursuant to the authority given to him under the 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 Sports,


Hereby promulgates the following:



Section 1

Administrative Department of Sports


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


1.2       The Department shall be responsible for the overall management of matters relating to sports in Kosovo.


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



Section 2



2.1       The Department may make policy recommendations to the Interim Administrative Council through the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration concerning, inter alia:


(a)   The overall strategy for the development of sports activities in Kosovo;


(b)  The regulatory framework for the effective, equitable and responsible administration and management of organized sports activities, including the setting of standards and requirements for functioning of sports organizations, associations, clubs and groups; and


(c)   The development of broad accessibility to sports and the introduction of advanced sports methodologies and techniques.


2.2       The Department shall:


(a)   Implement the strategy and policies for the development of the sports sector;


(b)  Promote sports as a life-long activity available to all without discrimination;


(c)   Encourage and oversee the widespread utilization of recreation and sports facilities;


(d)  Promote and supervise the formation, functioning and development of sports organizations, associations, clubs and groups throughout Kosovo;


(e)   Coordinate activities of international and governmental agencies and non-governmental or private organizations in order to promote the coherent development and implementation of policies in the sports sector;


(f)   Formulate and implement the budget for the sports sector, with associated monitoring and reporting;


(g)   Design and implement a fully-operational management information system so that all decisions, policies and processes in the sports sector rest upon a sound and up-to-date basis of accurate data;


(h)  Promote initiatives, including those at the local level, that reflect a balance between private and public approaches to the development of the sports sector;


(i)    Coordinate with other Administrative Departments on matters pertaining to sports;


(j)    Promote democratic decision-making and broad based participation and consultation at all levels, including the youth of Kosovo, in organizations, associations, clubs and groups involved in sports; and


(k)  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 Civil Administration.



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 Civil Administration, 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 the Kosovo Consolidated 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



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



Section 6

Applicable Law


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



Section 7

Entry into Force


The present regulation shall enter into force on 10 July 2000.




Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General