Kosovo

New top UN envoy in Kosovo visits flashpoint city of Mitrovica

The new top United Nations envoy for Kosovo, Harri Holkeri, today visited Mitrovica, a flashpoint of tension between ethnic Albanians and Serbs over the past two years, urging the people to break the cycle of violence and seek reconciliation and underlining his own commitment to bring the communities closer.

Following shootings, Security Council meets to discuss situation in Kosovo

In the wake of last week's shooting death of two Kosovo Serb teenagers, and the injuring of four others, the United Nations Security Council today met to consider the situation in Kosovo during which participants condemned the brutal killings and expressed concern at the continued violence.

Kosovo: UN official pays tribute to memory of slain Serbian teenagers

The recent killing of two Kosovo Serb teenagers should serve as the impetus to promote reconciliation in the area, a senior United Nations official said at the funeral.

New head of UN mission vows open cooperation with all communities in Kosovo

The new head of the United Nations mission in Kosovo today met with leaders of the province and underlined the importance of collaboration to combat inter-ethnic violence, pledging his intention to openly cooperate with all communities.

Security Council strongly condemns shooting of Kosovo Serb teens

The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the deaths of two teenagers and injury to four others after unknown suspects opened fire on a group of Kosovo Serb youngsters, demanding that no efforts be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Head of UN mission strongly condemns shooting of Kosovo Serb teens

The head of the United Nations mission in Kosovo today strongly condemned the killing of two teenagers and injury of four others by unknown suspects who opened fire on a group of Serb youngsters swimming in a river in the Pec region.

UN mission to launch new weapons amnesty in Kosovo

The United Nations mission in Kosovo is set to launch a month-long weapons amnesty in September, its third such effort to take out of circulation “the huge quantity of unauthorized weapons” left in the wake of the fighting between ethnic Albanians and Serbs.

Roma agree to remain in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - UN agency

Hundreds of Kosovo Roma who had been camping near the border between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece for nearly three months have now agreed to remain in the Republic, following negotiations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Security Council condemns recent killing of UN police officer in Kosovo

Security Council members today condemned the recent killing of a United Nations police officer in Kosovo, underscoring their support for the work of the UN mission there and appealing for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Kosovo: UN mission offers reward for information on murdered police officer

The United Nations mission in Kosovo today offered a reward of 50,000 Euros for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of the murder of a UN police officer over the weekend, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged all sides to cooperate in the investigation into this "appalling act."