The refugee problem in the Balkans requires
a regional approach, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata
and the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Balkans, Carl Bildt,
both told the Humanitarian Issues Working Group on the former Yugoslavia
meeting in Geneva today.
"We must strengthen the rule of
law, support political institutions protecting individual and group rights,
remove obstacles to the repossession of property, and expand new horizons
of socio-economic opportunities," Mrs. Ogata said.
Speaking on Kosovo, Mrs. Ogata said,