Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99)

​A new high-security prison in Podujevo was designed using a sustainable project management approach while upholding the highest international standards for prison facilities and prisoner welfare. Photo: UNOPS/Brendan Kiernan

UNOPS has been active in Kosovo (referred to throughout in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)) since 1999, helping partners achieve their development and peacebuilding goals. UNOPS office in Pristina provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure, administrative support, and advisory and fund management services to projects in both Kosovo and Albania. Working closely with communities and local authorities, UNOPS supports national capacity development, including through sharing knowledge and best practices with national counterparts.

For example, UNOPS has helped its partners reinforce the rule of law by constructing a high-security prison, built to the highest international standards, with funding from both the Government of Kosovo and the European Commission. By training future staff and offering guidance on maintenance, UNOPS has been able to reduce upkeep costs and ensure the prison's long-term sustainability.

View data on UNOPS work in Kosovo.

In addition, UNOPS is a Local Fund Agent for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Kosovo.


Hundreds of judges and prosecutors were hired in Kosovo as part of a project to help re-establish the rule of law. All potential candidates were initially asked to pass an ethics exam before they could apply. UNOPS managed the project, which was funded by the European Commission and the United States Government. Photo: UNOPS


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