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Tuesday, June 8, 1999 Published at 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK


World: Europe

Main points of the draft resolution

Delegates debated the draft plan clause by clause

The main points in the draft UN resolution agreed by the G8 Group of Nations are as follows:

Nato bombing will be suspended when Belgrade accepts the principles of the UN resolution and hands in a timetable for a withdrawal of forces. A halt will take place after the beginning of verifiable withdrawals.

Kosovo: Special Report
All Yugoslav military, police and paramilitary forces must withdraw from the province but an undetermined number of personnel will be permitted to return to Kosovo to perform duties such as mine-clearing, liaison with international personnel, guarding Serb patrimonial sites and manning border crossings.

The Yugoslav pullback will be synchronised with the deployment of the international security presence to Kosovo.

The international security presence, consisting of a civilian and a military component, will be established for an initial period of 12 months, but the mandate may be extended by the UN Security Council.

The security presence will have substantial Nato participation and be deployed under unified command and control to help refugees return to their homes.

Refugees' return

Ethnic Albanian refugees will return to Kosovo under the supervision of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and humanitarian aid organisations will be given unimpeded access to Kosovo.

All international personnel in Kosovo will be acting under chapter seven of the UN Charter, which allows for international intervention.

The separatist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups will end all military actions and be demilitarised.

A transitional administration for Kosovo will be established by the UN Security Council under which the people of Kosovo will enjoy substantial autonomy and develop their own democratic self-government institutions.

Negotiations should take place between Kosovo Albanians and Belgrade on a final political settlement for Kosovo.

The territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other states in the region is recognised.

All concerned, including the international security presence, will fully co-operate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which has indicted war criminals for atrocities committed in Kosovo.

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will appoint a special representative to control the implementation of the civilian aspects and co-ordinate closely with Nato peacekeepers.



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