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UN envoy welcomes progress made by Kosovo and Serbia to normalize relations

A senior United Nations official today welcomed the recent steps taken by Kosovo and Serbia to normalize relations, and called on the international community to fully support the dialogue between the two to reach long-term agreements.

Senior UN official condemns latest violence in northern Kosovo

The United Nations deputy envoy for Kosovo today deplored the latest outbreak of violence there following a shooting incident that left one Kosovo Police officer wounded.

Kosovo: UN envoy calls for 'creative, bold' approach to tough political issues

Following a visit to the Balkans by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last month, his representative for Kosovo today called on the Security Council to encourage leaders in Serbia and Kosovo to take a bolder approach to core political issues facing the region, while putting in place agreed-upon measures on practical matters.

Senior UN official calls for probe into latest incident in Kosovo

The United Nations envoy for Kosovo has condemned the incidents that occurred there today, particularly the attack on buses carrying a number of children of Serbian nationality, and called on all parties to refrain from actions that could worsen the situation.

UN mission appeals for calm and restraint after incident in northern Kosovo

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) is calling for calm and restraint after an incident today near the northern city of Mitrovica that resulted in several injuries.

UN envoy urges Serbia and Kosovo to overcome past feuds and seek stability

The United Nations envoy in Kosovo today called on both Serbia and Kosovo to put past disputes behind them and focus instead on promoting mutual prosperity and stability, urging the international community, for its part, to ensure that its efforts to help resolve outstanding issues are coherent.

UN welcomes agreement facilitating voting in Kosovo for Serb elections

The United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today welcomed an agreement reached on Monday by which the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will facilitate voting in Kosovo for upcoming elections in Serbia.

Ban praises progress in dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, urges flexibility

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised progress made in the European Union-facilitated dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, saying the talks are creating a better foundation for peace and stability in the region.

UN envoy condemns violent attack in northern Kosovo

The United Nations envoy in Kosovo today strongly condemned a deadly bomb attack on Sunday morning at an apartment complex in the northern city of Mitrovica, and urged residents to stay calm as authorities investigate the incident.

Security Council hears call for closer ties between UN and European security bloc

A closer partnership between the United Nations and the 56-member Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world's largest regional security grouping, is vital, the Security Council heard today.