Kosovo

Top UN official in Kosovo welcomes Yugoslav remarks on elections

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today reacted positively to a reported statement by the leadership of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia advising Kosovo Serbs to register for the upcoming elections.

Security Council mission set to visit Kosovo from 15 to 19 June

The planned visit of a Security Council delegation to Kosovo will take place from 15 to 19 June to observe the "difficult challenges" faced by the United Nations in the troubled province, according to a document released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

More ethnic Albanians flee into Kosovo from southern Serbia: UN refugee agency

Some 550 ethnic Albanians have fled into Kosovo to escape fighting in southern Serbia's Presevo Valley, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Annan welcomes conclusion on constitutional framework for Kosovo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the conclusion of a key legal document paving the way for provisional self-government in Kosovo.

Top UN official in Kosovo announces elections for 17 November

Kosovo-wide elections will take place on 17 November 2001, the top United Nations official in the province announced today in a TV and radio address aired across Kosovo and over Serbian media.

International force seizes large quantity of weapons in Kosovo

The international security force in Kosovo (KFOR) has seized a large quantity of weapons believed to be destined for ethnic Albanian rebels in the Presevo Valley area of southern Serbia, a United Nations spokesman announced today.

Kosovo: UNHCR reports no major crossings of civilians from FYR of Macedonia

There have been no major crossings of civilians from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia into Kosovo over the past two days, officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Kosovo: refuting press reports, UN envoy says work on legal framework goes on

The top United Nations official in Kosovo today denied reports published in the Belgrade media that a legal framework for interim self-government had been completed without including the concerns of the Kosovo Serbs.