Launching Kosovo's Standards Implementation Plan today, two weeks after deadly violence rocked the province, the top United Nations envoy for Kosovo, Harri Holkeri, said the plan "is not a panacea, but it is a start."
The top United Nations envoy for Kosovo announced today he is setting up a review body to study the UN mission's response to the deadly violence in the province earlier this month and to make recommendations on how it can react better in future crises.
Members of the Security Council today condemned the recent killing of two police officers in Kosovo, one of them with the United Nations mission in the province, and called on the Provisional Institutions of Self-government to cooperate with the investigation.
Voicing shock and outrage, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the killing of two United Nations police officers in Kosovo, coming less than a week after the worst ethnic clashes since the world body took over administration of the province nearly five years ago.
The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has called for calm during tomorrow's expected celebrations to mark the fifth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) intervention to stop the killings in the province.
The deployment of extra international troops has helped to calm the situation in Kosovo after the recent deadly violence, but there are still reports of looting and unrest, the United Nations mission to the province reported today.
The top United Nations envoy in Kosovo issued a new appeal today for an immediate halt to violence that has already killed 22 people and injured 500 more in the worst unrest to hit the ethnically divided province since the world body took over its administration nearly five years ago.