Kosovo has been governed by the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) since June 1999, under the authority of UN Security Council Resolution 1244, pending a determination by the international community of its future status.
On 17 February 2008 Kosovo formally declared independence from Serbia. This status is not universally recognised
Kosovo is a region of the former Yugoslavia composed of approximately 90% ethnic Albanians and 6% ethnic Serbs. Serbs wanted Kosovo to remain an integral part of Serbia, while Kosovo’s Albanians wanted an independent state. Kosovo’s unresolved status is the last major territorial question remaining from Yugoslavia’s violent, non-consensual break-up.
Kosovo Government website: www.president-ksgov.net in Albanian