Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Kosovo

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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Kosovo (SRSG) is appointed by the Secretary-General to lead the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The Joint Interim Administrative Structure and then the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government held their authority under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244, reporting to the Special Representative.

List of Special Representatives[edit]

Name Lifespan Term of office State
Sérgio Vieira de Mello 1948–2003 13 June 1999 15 July 1999  Brazil
1 Bernard Kouchner 1939– 15 July 1999 12 January 2001  France
2 Hans Hækkerup 1945–2013 13 January 2001 31 December 2001  Denmark
Charles H. Brayshaw 1942– 1 January 2002 14 February 2002  United States
3 Michael Steiner 1949– 14 February 2002 8 July 2003  Germany
Charles H. Brayshaw 1942– 8 July 2003 25 August 2003  United States
4 Harri Holkeri 1937–2011 25 August 2003 11 June 2004  Finland
Charles H. Brayshaw 1942– 11 June 2004 16 August 2004  United States
5 Søren Jessen-Petersen 1945– 16 August 2004 30 June 2006  Denmark
Steven P. Schook 1953– 30 June 2006 31 August 2006  United States
6 Joachim Rücker 1951– 1 September 2006 20 June 2008  Germany
7 Lamberto Zannier 1954– 20 June 2008 30 June 2011  Italy
Robert E. Sorenson N/A 1 July 2011 3 August 2011  United States
Farid Zarif 1951– 3 August 2011 10 October 2011  Afghanistan
8 11 October 2011 31 August 2015
Simona Miculescu 1959– 1 September 2015 9 October 2015  Romania
9 Zahir Tanin 1956– 9 October 2015 Incumbent  Afghanistan

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