Kosovo

Kosovo: European police phase in as UN phases out

After nine and a half years of policing Kosovo, the United Nations mission has started phasing out its police component, handing over to European Union’s Rule of Law Mission known as EULEX.

UN's Kosovo mission reorients field presence to non-Albanian ethnic communities

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) is re-orienting its field presence to concentrate in areas occupied by ethnic non-Albanians following Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia, the top United Nations official there said today.

Challenges emerge for UN in Kosovo, nearly a year after independence declaration – Ban

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has faced significant challenges over the past five months to its ability to perform the vast majority of its tasks after Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

World Court tells UN members to state their views on Kosovo’s independence

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has given United Nations Member States until April next year to submit written statements on the question of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence, in an order made public today.

UN World Court to give opinion on legality of Kosovo’s independence

The General Assembly voted today to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a non-binding advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia.

Kosovo: UN envoy provides details on scaled-down peacekeeping mission

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, known as UNMIK, today unveiled details of the its reconfigured role, noting that the mission must evolve in line with realities on the ground.

UN refugee agency helps Serbia develop new housing for displaced persons

The United Nations refugee agency is working with Serbian authorities and donors to build new public housing for people displaced by conflict and unrest in Kosovo and other regions and close Serbia’s collective centres for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Significant downsizing foreseen for UN mission in Kosovo, says envoy

The reconfiguration of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) will lead to a major reduction in staff levels, among other changes, a senior official with the world body said today.

Cooperation between evolving UN mission and Kosovo focus of Pristina talks

Senior United Nations official Nicholas Haysom held talks today in Pristina with the Kosovo leadership on issues relating to the evolving role of the world body’s mission there, which has had to adjust to a new reality on the ground since Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in February.

Recent events make it more challenging for UN to administer Kosovo - envoy

The situation in Kosovo has changed fundamentally in the past few months and events on the ground have contributed to creating a “profoundly new operating reality” for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission there (UNMIK), the world body’s top official in Kosovo told the Security Council today.