Set of 64 mortal remains repatriated to Kosovo under UN auspices

A group of 64 bodies exhumed from Batajnica, Serbia, and believed to be of missing Kosovo Albanians, were repatriated under United Nations auspices today.

Kosovo making steady progress despite continued challenges, Security Council told

Progress in Kosovo remains on track, in most priority areas, despite continued uncertainty, a change of Government and the fact that Kosovo Serbs continue to shun participation in the provisional institutions, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s representative told the United Nations Security Council today.

Progress in Kosovo must be across the board, continuous – Annan

Noting concrete progress in Kosovo toward internationally-agreed standards in such areas as government reform, the rule of law and minority rights, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a report out today, stressed that continuing progress must be made in all priority areas for any future political settlement to proceed.

UN conference seeks €40 million to restore cultural heritage sites in Kosovo

Donors gathered in Paris today for a United Nations conference to raise €40 million (euros) to repair and restore 75 cultural and religious monuments in Kosovo destroyed or damaged during the 1998-99 war and subsequent violence, or which have simply fallen into disrepair.

UNESCO to host donors' conference on cultural heritage in Kosovo

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to host a donors' conference on cultural heritage in Kosovo, where 75 monuments are in need of urgent repair or restoration.