Ban welcomes successful second round of municipal elections in Kosovo

Welcoming the peaceful conduct of local Kosovo elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all actors to build on the success of the polls and to continue to constructively in the European Union-facilitated dialogue on normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

After ‘milestone’ Kosovo poll, UN to assist further political development

The United Nations pledged full cooperation today with the European Union (EU) in tackling the “critical and broadly more challenging phase” confronting Kosovo after the “essential step forward” achieved through municipal elections earlier this month.

Ban condemns violence surrounding Kosovo municipal elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is encouraged by the initial assessments of the municipal elections held on 3 November throughout Kosovo, while condemning the attacks perpetrated against a number of polling stations in northern Mitrovica, his spokesperson said today.

Attacks against polling stations in Kosovo 'utterly deplorable', says UN official

A senior United Nations official strongly condemned attacks against polling stations in northern Kosovo where municipal elections were taking place, and called on local and international authorities to establish order in the area.

Kosovo: UN mission strongly condemns violence related to upcoming elections

On the eve of municipal elections in Kosovo, the United Nations mission there said that police and international security are undertaking all necessary measures to ensure a safe election period following attacks at least two of the candidates.

Kosovo: UN chief urges 'widest possible participation' in Sunday's polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a respect for diversity and wide participation in this weekend's municipal elections in Kosovo.

Durable solution needed for people displaced by Kosovo conflict, UN rights expert urges

A United Nations independent expert today urged the Government of Serbia and the authorities in Kosovo to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for implementing lasting solutions for internally displaced persons, particularly as Serbia is in the process of being admitted into the framework of the European Union.

‘These violent acts must cease’ urges top UN envoy in Kosovo in wake of bombing

The head of United Nations mission in Kosovo strongly condemned a bombing earlier today in northern Mitrovica and called for a swift and thorough investigation.

Ban meets leaders of Kosovo and Serbia on sidelines of General Assembly summit

The current situation in Kosovo and the ongoing Belgrade-Pristina dialogue topped discussions today as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Hashim Thaçi, Representative of the Kosovo Authorities, and with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

Kosovo: UN officials strongly condemn fatal attack on European Union convoy

The top United Nations official in Kosovo has strongly condemned this morning's attack on a European Union convoy that resulted in one death, and urged that those responsible be brought to justice.