Kosovo

UN envoy to Kosovo holds talks with leader of Serbia and Montenegro

The United Nations' top envoy to Kosovo met today with the Prime Minister of Serbia and Montenegro, Vojislav Kostunica, in Belgrade to discuss last month's wave of deadly ethnic violence in the troubled province.

UN mission takes control of Kosovo's main airport from military forces

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today formally took control of the airport serving Pristina, the province's capital, ending five years of military authority over the transport hub.

UN envoy to Kosovo says plan for standards more important than ever

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."

UN envoy sets up review of mission's response to recent violence in Kosovo

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.

Kosovo: UN officials on hand as reconstruction starts on building destroyed by riots

Senior officials from the United Nations and Kosovo today witnessed the start of reconstruction on a building damaged by recent deadly ethnic clashes in the province.

Kosovo: Security Council members condemn recent killing of two police officers

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.

'Shocked and outraged,' Annan condemns killing of two UN police in Kosovo

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.

UN mission urges calm on fifth anniversary of NATO's intervention in Kosovo

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.

UN envoy in Kosovo vows to help displaced people return to their homes

The top United Nations envoy to Kosovo pledged today to make sure that the thousands of people who fled their homes in the province last week because of ethnic violence will be able to return.

Following last week's violence, funeral held in Kosovo without incident – UN

Police from the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today reported that the situation in the province is calm compared to the turmoil of the past week.