1. In submitting this report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Kosovo to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) is acting under the authority granted to it under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) (UNSCR 1244).
2. A draft of this report was prepared by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo on the basis of inputs provided by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government (PISG) and the Pillars and Offices of UNMIK, and on the basis of other public sources. The Government of Kosovo, through the recently established Human Rights Units in the Ministries, played a significant role in preparing inputs for the report and in commenting on the draft. The draft was subsequently reviewed and revised by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.