Security Council urged to reject calls to end UN interim administration in Kosovo

A senior United Nations official today urged the Security Council to reject calls to end the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), stating that the mission has, and will continue to encourage dialogue and multi-ethnicity in the province, which still has some way to go in establishing independent functioning institutions.

UN takes steps to address Kosovo's electricity emergency

The top United Nations official in Kosovo has announced a series of emergency measures to deal with the province's electricity problems, including €17.3 million (euros) to repair power plants.

Transfer of UN authority progresses in Kosovo, but multi-ethnic institutions needed

Although an important step in the process towards transferring further responsibilities from the United Nations to local authorities had been launched last three months ago, Kosovo still has some way to go in establishing representative and functioning institutes, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report issued today.

Security Council backs action by UN Mission chief to overrule Kosovo Assembly

The United Nations Security Council today strongly supported the decision by the top UN official in Kosovo to declare without legal effect the enactment of legislation on higher education by the Kosovo Assembly on 3 April.