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UN transfers mortal remains to Kosovan families for re-burial

The United Nations office responsible for missing persons and forensics in Kosovo said today it was informing Kosovan families about the recent transfer of mortal remains from Serbia.

UN expert on human rights defenders to visit Turkey

The United Nations expert specializing on the protection of human rights defenders is scheduled to visit Turkey in December at the invitation of the Ankara government.

UN envoy warns Security Council that Kosovo still faces serious problems

The top United Nations envoy for Kosovo warned the Security Council today that the province was still plagued by problems as it recovers from the war in 1999.

UNICEF documents sexual exploitation of children at German-Czech border

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the publication of a report on child prostitution in the German-Czech border area detailing what it called a "harrowing" problem involving the exploitation of at least 500 boys and girls.

UN war crimes tribunal sentences Bosnian Serb to eight years in jail

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today sentenced a Bosnian Serb man to eight years in jail for killing and torturing inmates at a detention camp.

Greek musician Nana Mouskouri marks 10 years as UNICEF ambassador

Greek singer and songwriter Nana Mouskouri has put in 10 years of tireless work as a global goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world's leading advocacy organization for youngsters said today.

UN police charge five Kosovo Albanian men with war crimes

United Nations police arrested five Kosovo Albanian men Monday on charges they had committed war crimes during the 1999 conflict in the region, the UN mission in the province said today.

UN will change way of 'doing business' in wake of Iraq security report - Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the world body "will have to change our way of doing business" after a report earlier this week criticized the UN for failing to protect the workers killed in a bomb explosion last August in Baghdad.

Pristina and Belgrade should work together to help Kosovans, Annan says

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called upon both sides in the newly established contacts between Pristina and Belgrade to work together to improve the daily lives of the residents of Kosovo.

Accused war criminal ‘Rambo’ transferred into custody of UN tribunal

Long-time fugitive Vladimir Kovacevic, also known as “Rambo,” indicted for leading attacks on Dubrovnik, Croatia, that killed 43 people and devastated the historical district, was put in the custody of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today, in preparation for his first court appearance on Monday.