Kosovo

UN envoy to Kosovo says 2006 will likely see wrap up of status process

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today said the coming year will likely see the end of the process to determine the status of the ethnically divided Serbian province which the world body has administered since 1999.

UN envoy hopes Kosovo parties will discuss decentralization next month

Whatever the final status of the United Nations-administered Serbian province of Kosovo, majority Albanians must discuss decentralization and minority Serbs must participate in the talks, the UN special envoy on the issue said today.

Kosovo: UN personnel come under fire as jail break is foiled

A Romanian Special Police Unit working under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) came under fire yesterday during an unsuccessful prison breakout by 14 inmates in the western part of the province, which the world body has administered since 1999.

Timor-Leste, helped to independence by UN, sends police to help UN in Kosovo

Underscoring the remarkable progress it has made since the United Nations helped it to independence in 2002, Timor-Leste, the world’s youngest country, is sending 10 police officers to serve in the UN Police unit in Kosovo, which the world body has administered since 1999.

Condemning attack against bus in Kosovo, UN envoy orders stepped up security measures

The senior United Nations official in Kosovo has ordered stepped-up security measures, including new checkpoints, throughout the province in response to yesterday's failed but potentially lethal attack against a bus.

Kosovo: UN envoy on final status talks calls for more progress on key goals

The United Nations special envoy for the future status talks on Kosovo today called for greater progress in meeting key goals that include building democratic institutions and enforcing minority rights in the ethnically divided Serbian province which the world body has administered since 1999.

Kosovo: Annan's envoy on final status talks meets with Serbia's leaders

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy on the final status of Kosovo has met with Serbia's leaders to discuss the future of the Serbian province, which the United Nations has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops amid grave human rights abuses in fighting between majority Albanians and Serbs in 1999.

Kosovo: Annan's envoy on final status for UN-run province meets with Serbs

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy leading the process to decide the future status of Kosovo today met with Serb political leaders in the Serbian province, which the UN has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops amid grave human rights abuses in fighting between majority Albanians and Serbs in 1999.

Kosovo: Annan's envoy arrives to start final status process for UN-run province

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy today began the process of deciding the future status of Kosovo as the United Nations administrator of the Serbian province, where ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1, voiced caution over possible provocations from "crazies" on all sides.

Kosovo: Annan to name veteran trouble-shooter Ahtisaari to lead status talks

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, a veteran United Nations trouble-shooter, as his Special Envoy to lead the political process to determine the future status of the ethnically divided, UN-administered Serbian province of Kosovo.