UN deploys staff to Kosovo to aid communications

The United Nations is set to send at least 50 communications staff into Kosovo to mount a massive public information campaign to explain and promote the post-war civil settlement in the territory.

The United Nations is set to send at least 50 communications staff

into Kosovo to mount a massive public information campaign to explain

and promote the post-war civil settlement in the territory.



The UN is planning to second existing communications professionals from

its New York headquarters as well as recruiting new staff. It is also

seeking a communications head to lead the team.



Among the responsibilities of the team will be setting up a UN radio

station, training local journalists, explaining Kosovo’s new democratic

institutions and communicating with western journalists.



The UN is working together with its partners, the European Union, the UN

High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organisation for Security

and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), on the communications front.



The EU last week announced a fund of #420,000 to ensure the provision of

accurate information to the public across Yugoslavia. The OSCE is

seeking ten communications professionals to handle press and public

information, and the UNHCR is set to recruit a further two staff to add

to its seven-strong team in Kosovo.



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