Kosovo

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.

UN envoy welcomes election of new government in Kosovo

The United Nations administrator of Kosovo today welcomed the Kosovo Assembly's election of a new government, following the previous prime minister's resignation and surrender on war crimes charges earlier this month, as reflecting the province's democratic process and the proper functioning of institutions which have shown political maturity within the constitutional framework.

Kosovo: UN administrator welcomes moves towards forming new government

The United Nations administrator for Kosovo today welcomed progress made towards forming a new government after last week’s resignation of the prime minister as an important stage towards determining the final status of the ethnically-divided Serbian province which the world body has run since 1999.

UN hails resumption of talks between Kosovo and Serbia on missing persons

The United Nations administrator for Kosovo today welcomed the resumption of direct talks between Serbia and the province to resolve the issue of more than 3,000 people still missing five years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops amid ethnic fighting between Albanians and Serbs.

UN administrator voices outrage at attack on Kosovo president

The United Nations administrator for Kosovo today strongly condemned the explosive attack against President Ibrahim Rugova as an attack against the democratic institutions of the ethnically-divided province which the world body has run since 1999.

Kosovo premier’s resignation ‘good example’ of cooperation with court – Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed as “a good example of cooperation” with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Ramush Haradinaj’s resignation as Kosovo Prime Minister and his voluntary surrender after the court indicted him for his role in the 1998-99 fighting there.

UN administrator urges calm in Kosovo after premier is indicted for war crimes

The United Nations administrator for Kosovo today appealed for calm following the resignation of the ethnic Albanian Prime Minister after he was indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal for his role as a guerrilla commander in the 1998-99 fighting that led to the world body running the Serbian province.