Deputy Secretary-General Fréchette in Kosovo reviewing UN mission's steps to prevent abuse

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette arrived today in Kosovo, where she is slated to hold talks with senior officials and meet with peacekeepers as part of her ongoing bid to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse by blue helmets.

Fréchette to visit Kosovo as part of tour to eliminate sexual abuse in peacekeeping

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette will be travelling to Kosovo, resuming her visits to peacekeeping missions to reinforce Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse for United Nations personnel.

Annan appoints special envoy for review of Kosovo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Ambassador Kai Eide, Permanent Representative of Norway to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as his Special Envoy to carry out a comprehensive review of Kosovo.

Set of 64 mortal remains repatriated to Kosovo under UN auspices

A group of 64 bodies exhumed from Batajnica, Serbia, and believed to be of missing Kosovo Albanians, were repatriated under United Nations auspices today.

Kosovo making steady progress despite continued challenges, Security Council told

Progress in Kosovo remains on track, in most priority areas, despite continued uncertainty, a change of Government and the fact that Kosovo Serbs continue to shun participation in the provisional institutions, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s representative told the United Nations Security Council today.

Progress in Kosovo must be across the board, continuous – Annan

Noting concrete progress in Kosovo toward internationally-agreed standards in such areas as government reform, the rule of law and minority rights, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a report out today, stressed that continuing progress must be made in all priority areas for any future political settlement to proceed.

UN conference seeks €40 million to restore cultural heritage sites in Kosovo

Donors gathered in Paris today for a United Nations conference to raise €40 million (euros) to repair and restore 75 cultural and religious monuments in Kosovo destroyed or damaged during the 1998-99 war and subsequent violence, or which have simply fallen into disrepair.

UNESCO to host donors' conference on cultural heritage in Kosovo

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to host a donors' conference on cultural heritage in Kosovo, where 75 monuments are in need of urgent repair or restoration.

UN urges Serbia's leaders to encourage Kosovo Serbs to join in political process

The United Nations administrator of Kosovo met with top Serbian leaders in Belgrade today and urged them to encourage Kosovo Serbs to participate in the political process in the province where Albanians outnumber Serbs and other minorities 9 to 1.

UN hails agreement on reconstructing Serbian religious sites in Kosovo

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today welcomed a new memorandum paving the way for the reconstruction of Serbian religious sites damaged during violence there last year.