Kosovo

Growing tensions in northern Kosovo highlight need for dialogue, says UN envoy

Growing tensions in northern Kosovo and lack of progress on outstanding issues has made dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade all the more necessary, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

Kosovo: Ban welcomes potential dialogue between Pristina, Belgrade

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the European Union’s readiness to facilitate dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade, voicing hope that this will help to consolidate peace, stability and reconciliation in both Kosovo and the wider region.

Serbia is ready for good-faith dialogue on Kosovo issue, leader tells UN debate

Serbia is ready to engage in dialogue in good faith on Kosovo, but the process requires mutual trust and must be framed by rules and accountability, the country’s President Boris Tadic told the General Assembly’s high-level debate today.

Albanian leader, addressing UN, calls for greater international recognition of Kosovo

Albania’s President today appealed to United Nations Member States to recognize the independence of Kosovo, saying such a move would help promote peace and stability in the Balkans.

Pristina and Belgrade must engage in constructive dialogue, Ban says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of constructive dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade.

Ban welcomes readiness of European Union to facilitate dialogue on Kosovo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday joined United Nations Member States in welcoming the readiness of the European Union to facilitate a process of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo over the latter's unilateral declaration of independence in 2008.

Kosovo: General Assembly hails European Union move to promote dialogue

United Nations Member States today welcomed the European Union’s willingness to facilitate dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo over the latter’s declaration of independence from the former in early 2008.

Kosovo: UN envoy stresses need for dialogue to resolve outstanding issues

With the International Court of Justice having rendered the much anticipated advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia, the two sides should now engage in constructive dialogue to resolve outstanding issues between them, a senior United Nations official said today.

Ban and senior Serbian official discuss Kosovo at UN Headquarters

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Foreign Minister of Serbia, Vuk Jeremic, met today at United Nations Headquarters in New York, where they discussed questions related to Kosovo as well as a planned high-level meeting on disarmament.

Kosovo’s declaration of independence did not violate international law – UN court

Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in February 2008 did not violate international law, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said today as the United Nations court released its advisory opinion on the issue.