Kosovo: UN police arrest 270 people over deadly riots in March

United Nations police in Kosovo have now arrested about 270 people in relation to the two days of deadly riots and ethnically-motivated violence that roiled the province in mid-March, a UN spokesman said today.

Danish civil servant appointed new UN envoy for Kosovo

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has informed the Security Council that he intends to appoint Søren Jessen-Petersen of Denmark as his new Special Representative for Kosovo and the head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission (UNMIK), a UN spokesman said today.

Kosovo: Norwegian envoy to head UN probe into March violence

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Ambassador Kai Eide of Norway to investigate the wave of ethnic violence that roiled Kosovo in mid-March, leaving 19 people dead, hundreds injured and many homes and Serbian religious and cultural sites damaged or destroyed.

UN mission spotlights Kosovo’s gender gap in employment and education

Kosovo suffers from a serious gender gap, with the United Nations mission’s first comprehensive survey of gender data in the province showing that women are severely under-represented in the workforce and girls’ attendance at secondary school is much lower than that of boys.

Kosovo: UN envoy expresses distress at murder of Serb teenager

Describing his deep distress at learning of the murder of a Serbian teenager in Kosovo on Friday night, the head of the United Nations mission in Kosovo has warned that any attempts to spark ethnic tensions in the troubled province will not be tolerated.