Under the authority of the United Nations (UN Security Council Resolution 1244) NATO has been leading a peace support operation in Kosovo since 12 June 1999 in support of wider international efforts to build peace and stability in the area.
KFOR's mission is to:
  • contribute to a  safe and secure environment
  • support and coordinate the international humanitarian effort and civil presence
  • support the development of a stable, democratic, multi-ethnic and peaceful Kosovo
  • support the development of the Kosovo Security Force
Ref: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_48818.htm