Kosovo

In Kosovo, President Bush backs UN efforts to pave way for self-government

Visiting Kosovo today, United States President George W. Bush endorsed the efforts of the United Nations mission in the province to prepare Kosovars for taking on greater responsibility in "running their own affairs."

No new mass graves found in Kosovo, UN mission says

Reacting to reports in the Belgrade media, the United Nations mission in Kosovo said today that there were no new mass graves in Suva Reka or anywhere else in the province.

UN official in Kosovo urges approval of draft on inter-ethnic property sales

A top United Nations official in Kosovo today stressed the need to adopt a draft regulation seeking to limit the flow of minorities from mixed neighbourhoods as well as the forced sale of minority properties.

UN mission in Kosovo helps Serbian convoy to deliver aid

Despite a lack of timely notification, the United Nations mission in Kosovo and the Kosovo international force have helped a large Serbian convoy to deliver humanitarian aid to various Serbian enclaves, a UN official in Pristina reported today.

Top UN official in Kosovo appeals for resources to fund return of Kosovo Serbs

The top United Nations official in Kosovo today appealed to international donors for resources for the "safe and sustainable return of Kosovo Serbs" to the province.

Kosovo: political engagement of minorities a key challenge, Security Council told

Involving all communities in the political process and guaranteeing multi-ethnicity in the province remained a major challenge for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), the top UN peacekeeping official told the Security Council today as it met to discuss a recent visit by a Council delegation to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, including Kosovo.

Security Council mission presents findings of its visit to Kosovo

The current political process in Kosovo is crucial to combating extremism and encouraging moderates on all sides, according to the report of the Security Council mission to the province released today at United Nations Headquarters.

Security Council mission, Yugoslav leader agree on goal of multi-ethnic Kosovo

After a meeting with Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica in Belgrade, the visiting Security Council delegation said today the two sides had agreed to work together in support the common quest for a multi-ethnic Kosovo.

Security Council mission to Kosovo calls on all communities to shun extremism

Concluding its visit to Kosovo, a delegation of the Security Council comprising all of its 15 members appealed to both Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb leaders today to shun extremism and commit their efforts to building a multi-ethnic society.

15-member Security Council mission set to visit Kosovo and Belgrade

A 15-member delegation of the Security Council will head to Kosovo and Belgrade tomorrow for a first-hand look at the situation in the region and meetings with the Yugoslav leadership, according to the Council President, Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury of Bangladesh, who will lead the team.