Kosovo

Kosovo: UN envoy meets senior Serbian officials in Belgrade

The United Nations envoy to Kosovo travelled to Belgrade today to meet with two senior Serbian Government ministers for talks on resolving the dispute over Kosovo’s status.

UN mission has to adjust to ‘profoundly new reality’ in Kosovo, says Ban

In light of developments since Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in February, the United Nations mission there is unable to perform its usual functions and must adjust to the new reality on the ground, says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Kosovo mission has ‘green light’ to start reconfiguration, says UN envoy

The top United Nations official in Kosovo said today that the plan put forward by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reconfigure the world body’s presence there was set to begin.

New UN envoy for Kosovo takes up duties in Pristina

The new United Nations envoy for Kosovo, Lamberto Zannier, has arrived in Pristina to take up his duties amid what he called “a moment of transition” for the world body’s presence there.

UN war crimes tribunal chief reports Serbia to Security Council

The President of the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has reported Serbia to the Security Council for failing to cooperate with the court.

Kosovo plan is a 'practical and workable solution,' Ban tells Security Council

The proposal to reconfigure the United Nations' presence in Kosovo is “a practical and workable solution” to one of the world's most intractable issues, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, warning that reaching a mutually acceptable settlement will not be easy.

Plan to reconfigure UN presence in Kosovo 'least objectionable' option – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that while his proposal to reconfigure the world body's presence in Kosovo, giving the European Union an enhanced role, may not please everyone, it was the “least objectionable” option.

Kosovo: Ban outlines plans to reconfigure UN presence

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon unveiled plans today to reconfigure the structure and profile of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) in the wake of Kosovo’s decision earlier this year to declare its independence from Serbia.

Kosovo journalist facing contempt charges before UN war crimes tribunal

A Kosovo Albanian journalist is being brought before the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s on charges of contempt of court after he allegedly identified a secret witness in a trial.

Kosovo: UN peacekeeping chief heads to region for fact-finding tour

The United Nations peacekeeping chief travels today to the Balkans for a fact-finding mission on Kosovo, which earlier this year declared its independence from Serbia.