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.

In meeting with Serbian official, Ban welcomes easing of tensions in northern Kosovo

The situation in northern Kosovo and the ongoing process of European Union-facilitated dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade topped the agenda during talks today between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic.

Serbia-Kosovo dialogue eases tensions, but challenges remain – UN official

The resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo has led to the easing of tensions on the ground, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today, cautioning, however, that other significant political challenges continue to emerge.

UN chief welcomes resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the resumption of the European Union-facilitated dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, saying he is encouraged by the adoption of the agreement on border controls reached last week.

Kosovo situation ‘precarious’ but offers prospects for overcoming tensions – UN envoy

The situation in Kosovo remains precarious and poses certain dangers, as witnessed in recent clashes, but it also offers opportunities to overcome long-standing tensions that warrant the support of the international community, the top United Nations envoy there said today.

Kosovo: UN envoy condemns fatal shooting incident in north

The top United Nations envoy for Kosovo has strongly condemned yesterday’s shooting incidents in the northern part of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica that resulted in one death and two injuries, and called for an investigation to determine the cause of the violence and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Kosovo: Ban appoints envoy to head UN mission

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Farid Zarif of Afghanistan as his Special Representative for Kosovo and head of the United Nations mission there.

UN urges better protection programme after Kosovo war crimes witness found dead

An effective witness protection programme is crucial to ensure justice and end impunity regarding human rights violations in Kosovo, the United Nations said today, as it voiced concern that a key witness in a war crimes case was found dead this week.