Bosnia and Herzegovina
NATO's operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in 1992 to secure peace and stability in the region. After the Cold War, Yugoslavia gradually dissolved. This resulted in conflict and war between the different ethnic groups, and the international community intervened.
From 1995, NATO's main task has been to control and enforce the peace agreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to provide support and advice in the modernisation of the country's armed forces.
Norway has participated in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1992, and is still present in the country. Today, the Norwegian Armed Forces have one officer in a key position at the NATO Headquarters in the capital Sarajevo.
Norway has participated with personnel to the Kosovo Force (KFOR) since 1999. The background for the NATO-led Kosovo Force was ethnical conflict in Kosovo. The UN intervened and authorised a NATO force with the right to use force.
The KFOR was one of the largest Norwegian military contributions for several decades. At the most, around 1,400 Norwegian soldiers participated in KFOR.
Today, Norway has three officers at the KFOR Headquarters in the Kosovar capital Pristina.