Kosovo

Security Council discusses Kosovo’s future status

The Security Council today held a private debate over the future status of Kosovo, a Serbian province where ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs and other minorities by nine to one.

Kosovo status talks failed to produce agreement, says report to Security Council

Belgrade and Pristina have been unable to reach agreement on the final status of Kosovo, the Serbian province administered by the United Nations since 1999, despite four months of intense and high-level negotiations, according to a report just submitted to the Security Council.

Ban Ki-moon receives Contact Group report on Kosovo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has received the report of the ‘Contact Group’ of countries working to address the status of Kosovo, the Serbian province which has been run by the United Nations since 1999.

Senior UN envoy certifies election results in Kosovo

The top United Nations envoy to Kosovo today certified election results for the Assembly of the Serbian province where ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs and other minorities by about nine to one.

Top UN envoy to Kosovo says minority interests will be protected after polls

Voicing regret that many Kosovo Serbs did not participate in general elections at the weekend, the top United Nations envoy to the province today called for talks to ensure that the Serbs and other minority communities are adequately represented in any public institutions.

Top UN envoy in Kosovo says clarity on status is vital for future stability

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Kosovo said today that clarity on the future status of the United Nations-administered province is critical for its ethnic communities and to ensuring stability across the wider region in South-East Europe.

Kosovo: UN agency, mission help Roma families return to former neighbourhood

More than 100 displaced Roma have returned to live in their former neighbourhood in a northern Kosovo town under a project partly organized by the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Serbian province (UNMIK) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Top UN envoy calls for Kosovo Serbs to participate in upcoming polls

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Kosovo today appealed for Serbs in the United Nations-administered province to take part in next month’s elections, adding that he has asked the Serbian prime minister to refrain from calling for a boycott of the upcoming polls.

Ban Ki-moon urges timely resolution of Kosovo’s future status

Any delay in determining the future status of Kosovo could threaten the gains made by the United Nations in the Serbian province it has administered since Western forces drove out Yugoslav forces amid inter-ethnic fighting in 1999, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Muppets go to school in Kosovo in UN-backed effort to bridge ethnic divide

The Muppets are going to school in Kosovo in a new project to teach tolerance to children in the Albanian-majority Serb province, which the United Nations has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ethnic fighting.