REGULATION NO. 2000/58
19 October 2000
ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF NON-RESIDENT AFFAIRS
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 Non-Resident Affairs,
Hereby promulgates the following:
ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF NON-RESIDENT AFFAIRS
1.1 The Administrative Department of Non-Resident Affairs (hereinafter "the Department") is hereby established.
1.2 The term "non-resident affairs" is understood to encompass matters relating to educational, social, cultural, humanitarian, sports, youth and media activities, as well as information assistance to facilitate business investments, civil and voter registration and travel documents.
1.3 Nothing in the present regulation should be construed as encompassing political, diplomatic and/or consular matters or functions.
1.4 The Department shall be responsible for non-resident affairs, including matters relating to members of all ethnic, religious or linguistic communities of Kosovo temporarily or permanently living outside of Kosovo (hereinafter "non-residents"), and contacts with other relevant persons and organizations outside of Kosovo.
1.5 The Department shall implement the policy guidelines formulated by the Interim Administrative Council in the field of non-resident affairs and shall safeguard the non-discriminatory character of all activities.
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. An overall strategy and policies for the management and conduct of non-resident affairs;
b. Programs for the efficient, effective and non-discriminatory management and conduct of non-resident affairs; and
c. The preparation of regulations on matters pertaining to non-resident affairs.
2.2 The Department shall:
a. Implement the strategy and policies relating to non-resident affairs;
Collect and analyse demographic and other data on non-resident affairs, Secretary-General for Civil Administration.
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.
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. Endeavour to ensure equitable gender balance in all areas and levels within the Department; and
c. Ensure that all recruitment for the Department is based on professional qualifications, competence and merit.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions for the implementation of the present regulation.
The present regulation shall supersede any provision in the applicable law that is inconsistent with it.
ENTRY INTO FORCE
The present regulation shall enter into force on 19 October 2000.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General