Kosovo

Kosovo: UN envoy calls on donors to fund return of those displaced by conflict

The top United Nations envoy in Kosovo is calling on donors to fund the return of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), a vital step in ensuring stability in the Albanian-majority Serbian province that the UN has run ever since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting.

Kosovo: UN hails moves to boost returns of people displaced by conflict

The top United Nations envoy in Kosovo today hailed moves to speed up the return of both refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), an essential step on the path to deciding the final status of the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the world body has run ever since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting.

UN envoy in Kosovo condemns attack on convoy escorting 2 Serbs

A senior United Nations official in Kosovo today strongly condemned an attack on two Serbian members of a defence team accredited to the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Kosovo: top UN envoy calls for end to misinformation that could stoke ethnic tension

With ethnically motivated crimes actually declining in Kosovo, the top United Nations envoy there today called for an end to the spread of misinformation about the security of Serbs in the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the UN has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting.

UN envoy praises town in Kosovo as model of multiethnic democracy

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today visited Decan/Decani, which he hailed for demonstrating that the people of the province are committed to building a democratic and multi-ethnic society.

Kosovo, Serb sides differ in UN-sponsored talks on decentralization

Delegations from Kosovo and Serbia today showed some agreement but also significant differences on decentralizing the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the United Nations has administered ever since the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting.

Fourth round of UN-chaired direct talks on Kosovo begins tomorrow

The fourth round of direct talks between delegations from Kosovo and Serbia will take place tomorrow on decentralization of the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the United Nations has administered ever since the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses and ethnic fighting.

Kosovo: UN envoy hails reconstruction in Roma neigbourhood

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today hailed a ground-breaking ceremony marking the start of reconstruction at the Roma Mahala neighbourhood that will allow displaced people to return to their homes there.

Kosovo: UN envoy calls on Serbia to end boycott policy in province

The United Nations administrator of Kosovo today called on Serbia to reverse its calls to ethnic Serbs to boycott institutions in the Albanian-majority Serbian province which the world body has run ever since the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 after grave rights abuses.

Kosovo, Serbian sides hold third round of status talks under UN chairmanship

Delegations from Kosovo and Serbia today ended a third round of direct talks on decentralization in the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the United Nations has administered ever since the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting.