Serbia and Kosovo must not squander chance to overcome challenges, Security Council told

As Serbia and Kosovo aim to overcome the legacy of conflict, the two countries must avoid procrastination on implementing the remaining steps of the April 2013 Accord and allowing older issues to shackle opportunities to open new ground, the United Nations Security Council was told today.

Kosovo: UN envoy calls on parties to engage in dialogue, make ‘hard choices’ for regional stability

Citing recent violent protests, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Kosovo told the Security Council today that leaders must engage seriously in ongoing dialogue and make the hard choices required for regional stability.

Kosovo: citing recent unrest, UN envoy urges close vigilance to safeguard achievements

The United Nations envoy for Kosovo today said that while great strides have been made since last year toward normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, close vigilance remains essential to safeguard achievements and continue dialogue.

Ban welcomes successful conduct of Kosovo assembly elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the successful conduct of assembly elections in Kosovo and called on authorities to remain committed to strengthening democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human rights of all living there.

Senior UN official urges broad participation in Kosovo assembly elections

The most senior United Nations official in Kosovo has today stressed the critical importance of maximum participation of all communities in assembly elections slated for this Sunday.

Perpetrators of attack on European mission in Kosovo must be brought to justice – UN

A senior United Nations official today condemned a recent attack on two vehicles belonging to the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and called for ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Kosovo has made ‘remarkable’ progress, Pristina-Belgrade dialogue must continue – UN official

Building on the “remarkable progress” made in Kosovo during 2013, particularly with regard to local elections, both parties must consolidate “the critical achievements”; Pristina and Belgrade must continue their dialogue to reach regional reconciliation, stability and prosperity, the top United Nations official there said today.

Ban welcomes successful second round of municipal elections in Kosovo

Welcoming the peaceful conduct of local Kosovo elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all actors to build on the success of the polls and to continue to constructively in the European Union-facilitated dialogue on normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

After ‘milestone’ Kosovo poll, UN to assist further political development

The United Nations pledged full cooperation today with the European Union (EU) in tackling the “critical and broadly more challenging phase” confronting Kosovo after the “essential step forward” achieved through municipal elections earlier this month.

Ban condemns violence surrounding Kosovo municipal elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is encouraged by the initial assessments of the municipal elections held on 3 November throughout Kosovo, while condemning the attacks perpetrated against a number of polling stations in northern Mitrovica, his spokesperson said today.