Kosovo

UN envoy says Kosovo Serbs harmed their cause by not voting

Kosovo’s Serbs “shot themselves in the foot” with their low turnout in last week’s municipal elections, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative to the province said today in Belgrade.

UN police hold suspect in connection with murder of local official in Kosovo

Following a deadly attack which marred an otherwise peaceful climate as elections were held in Kosovo over the weekend, United Nations police in the province are holding a suspect in connection with the murders, a spokesman for the world body announced today.

Kosovo: Security Council calls on all voters to take part in tomorrow’s elections

Welcoming the progress in preparing for tomorrow’s municipal elections in Kosovo, the Security Council today called on province’s eligible voters, including those from minority communities, to take part in the polls and seize the chance to have their interests properly represented.

Kosovo: UN envoy outlines concept of decentralization

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Michael Steiner, today invited the leaders of the province's major political parties and coalitions to a meeting next month in which he will present his concept of decentralization.

Annan stresses full participation by all groups in Kosovo's upcoming elections

All of Kosovo’s communities must participate in municipal elections later this month in order to mark another milestone in the development of democratic institutions in the province, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report released today.

Attracting private, foreign investment to Kosovo focus of upcoming UN-backed meeting

Attracting private investment from abroad, particularly from the roughly 500,000 Kosovo Albanians living overseas, will be the focus of a United Nations-backed conference in New York on boosting the province's economic future.

Kosovo: UN envoy, Orthodox leaders discuss Serb participation in upcoming elections

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Michael Steiner, today met with the head of the Serbian Orthodox church to discuss the importance of participation by the province’s Serb community in the upcoming municipal elections in Belgrade.

Kosovo: UN condemns attack on pensioners

The top United Nations official in Kosovo, Michael Steiner, today condemned a mob attack on a group of Serb pensioners, calling the confrontation "deplorable, disgraceful and disgusting."

Kosovo Serb wanted in connection with April riot surrenders to UN mission

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today confirmed that a senior Kosovo Serb official wanted in connection with a riot in April has surrendered to the Mission.