Kosovo

Annan ‘seriously concerned’ at slow progress, violence in Kosovo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on Kosovo Serb leaders to work to promote government reform and other key goals in the UN-run province, saying he was “seriously concerned” by the slow progress and setbacks in recent months.

UN envoy to Kosovo pays tribute to its late president

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today paid tribute to the character and vision of its late president, Ibrahim Rugova, and urged the people of the province to carry through with his vision of unity and stability.

Kosovo: UN officials mourn crash deaths of NATO-led Slovak troops, civilians

Senior United Nations officials today mourned the deaths of 42 troops and civilians from Slovakia who died in a recent plane crash while serving with the NATO-led Kosovo International Security Force (KFOR).

Security Council says people of Kosovo should pursue peace despite President’s death

Mourning the death of the President of Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova, members of the Security Council today urged the people of the province to peacefully conclude talks on its final status.

Addressing Kosovo Assembly, UN envoy pays tribute to late President

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today delivered an address to the province's Assembly in tribute to the memory of its late President, Ibrahim Rugova.

Annan mourns death of President Rugova of Kosovo, urges continued unity

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today mourned the passing of Kosovo's President, Ibrahim Rugova, and urged that his legacy of peace be sustained in the period ahead.

Top UN Kosovo envoy urges Roma to move to newly-refurbished camp

The chief United Nations envoy to Kosovo is urging displaced persons from the country’s Roma minority to relocate from their current, lead-polluted camps to a newly-refurbished facility which opened last week, after hearing their concerns over another move to temporary dwellings.

Displaced Roma in Kosovo to leave lead-tainted camps, UN says

A newly-refurbished camp will open on Monday for internally displaced Roma populations in Kosovo that are enduring unhealthy lead levels in their present dwellings, the United Nations Mission in that province (UNMIK) announced today.

Explosion damages bus in Kosovo, UN reports, urging prosecution of perpetrators

Reacting to an explosion against a bus carrying passengers in Kosovo, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission (UNMIK) there today said those responsible must be found and brought to justice, and stressed that violence must not impede the political process.