Kosovo

Serbia and Kosovo making positive steps towards normal relations, UN envoy says

Positive steps taken by leaders in Belgrade and Pristina in recent months have led to historic agreements and fundamental progress towards normalizing relations, the top United Nations official for Kosovo said, but cautioned that implementation of agreements in northern Kosovo remains a key challenge.

UN rights chief urges broad cooperation to achieve comprehensive settlement in Kosovo

In Kosovo today, the top United Nations human rights official hailed progress in normalizing relations with Serbia and in carrying out local-level reform initiatives, but also urged broader cooperation to comprehensively heal past wounds and pave the way for an inclusive future.

International support key for positive relations between Serbia and Kosovo – UN envoy

Strong support from the international community is needed to ensure ‘positive momentum’ is sustained between Serbia and Kosovo, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today.

Ban welcomes ‘landmark’ agreement between Serbia and Kosovo negotiators

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a “landmark” agreement between leaders of Serbia and Kosovo in the context of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue facilitated by the European Union, voicing hoped that the new accord would help usher in a future of peace and stability in the Balkans.

Ongoing tensions must not be allowed to derail Serbia-Kosovo talks, says UN envoy

A senior United Nations envoy warned today that ongoing tensions and incidents on the ground must not be allowed to jeopardize the political talks between Serbia and Kosovo which have resulted in important positive developments and must be permitted to achieve their potential.

Ban stresses importance of successful outcome to Serbia-Kosovo dialogue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of a successful outcome to the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, and called on both parties to remain committed to reaching agreements through mutually acceptable solutions.