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Saturday, June 12, 1999 Published at 16:51 GMT 17:51 UK


World: Europe

UN senior official appointed Kosovo envoy


The United Nations has appointed the co-ordinator of its emergency humanitarian operations, Sergio Vieira de Mello, to lead its civil or administrative operations in Kosovo.

As the interim special envoy, he'll head UN efforts to assist the return of refugees, and establish democratic institutions and a police force. The BBC Correspondent at the UN says Mr de Mello's appointment is temporary as the European Union and the United States have not agreed on a permanent candidate for the job.

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