Kosovo

Kosovo: Security Council, Annan welcome 'orderly and peaceful' assembly elections

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and members of the Security Council today welcomed the "orderly and peaceful" elections for a Kosovo assembly over the weekend and expressed satisfaction with the large turnout by minority voters.

Annan encourages voters to turn out for Kosovo's Assembly elections

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today encouraged all eligible voters in Kosovo to turn out for Saturday's Assembly elections, saying democracy was about "participation and inclusiveness."

Kosovo: UN mission reaches accord with Belgrade on Serb vote in upcoming elections

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has signed an agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on the provision of security and other guarantees for the Serb minority in Kosovo ahead of elections in the predominantly ethnic Albanian province.

Kosovo: head of UN mission optimistic about joint declaration on Serb vote

Commenting on his talks with the Government of Yugoslavia on ways of encouraging Kosovo Serbs to vote in the upcoming elections, the head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today said he and Yugoslav President Kostunica thought they could find areas of cooperation that would "meet the concerns of Kosovo Serbs and improve their situation."

Kosovo: UN mission chief meets with Yugoslav leaders about Serb vote in elections

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has discussed with Yugoslav leaders the need to take action to ensure maximum participation by Serbs in the province's upcoming elections.

Kosovo: UN mission chief to seek Yugoslavia's support for Serb vote in elections

Hans Haekkerup, the head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) will visit Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica later this week to seek his support for Kosovo Serb participation in the 17 November elections.

Kosovo: UN mission issues 1 millionth ID card in preparation for elections

As part of the overall effort to register Kosovars for elections, a top official of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in the territory (UNMIK) today gave the one millionth identification card to a Kosovo Serb, Bojan Nicic, at a ceremony in Gracanica.

Security Council members call on Kosovo Albanian leaders to support security efforts

After a briefing by the top United Nations official in Kosovo on preparations for the 17 November elections in the province, the Security Council today called on Kosovo Albanian leaders to actively support efforts to promote security and to combat extremism, including terrorist activities.

Kofi Annan appeals for violence-free electoral campaign in Kosovo

With the Kosovo-wide vote six weeks away, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed to all communities to participate peacefully in the United Nations-led election process.

Top UN official in Kosovo addresses last meeting of transitional council

Opening the final session of the Kosovo Transitional Council, the top United Nations official in the province said today that the Council's members had contributed to changing Kosovo into a more democratic place, and that a form of dialogue had been carried on in that body since its formation.