Kosovo

Security Council resolution still in force in Kosovo – Secretary-General

The United Nations mission in Kosovo continues to operate on the assumption that the 1999 Security Council resolution that gave it administrative authority following ethnic bloodshed is still in force, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his first report on the issue since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on 17 February.

Ban Ki-moon mourns death of UN police officer in Kosovo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his deep sadness at the death of a United Nations police officer during yesterday’s violent clashes in Mitrovica in the north of Kosovo.

Kosovo: Ban Ki-moon deplores attacks on UN mission as it retakes courthouse

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplored attacks against personnel of the United Nations mission in Kosovo today as they re-established control over a courthouse in Mitrovica that a mob had forcibly occupied last week.

UN official holds talks with Serbia's Kosovo Minister

Meeting with Serbia's Minister for Kosovo, a senior United Nations official today underscored that challenges – which violate Belgrade's pledges to the Security Council – to the mandate of the world body's mission, known as UNMIK, must come to an end.

Top envoy strongly condemns attack on UN mission's Court building

The Secretary-General's Special Representative today strongly condemned an attack on the District Court building of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in North Mitrovica, which took place when a large mob overwhelmed UNMIK Police.

UN mission must continue control over Kosovo, Serbia tells Security Council

The situation on the ground in Kosovo has deteriorated since its Provisional Institutions of Self-Government declared independence last month, Serbia’s Foreign Minister told the Security Council today, calling for Belgrade and Pristina to meet again to try to work out a different resolution to their dispute over Kosovo’s status.

UN mission reasserts its control over stretch of rail line in northern Kosovo

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today reasserted control of a rail line in northern Kosovo, a day after Serbian Railways had challenged its authority over the stretch.

Security Council condemns mob attacks against embassies in Serbian capital

Security Council members have condemned today’s mob attacks against embassies in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, which have endangered diplomatic personnel and resulted in damage to embassy buildings.

Violence not an option, stresses UN envoy to Kosovo

All sides in Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia on Sunday, must refrain from violence, the top United Nations official there said today, noting that the situation is currently calm following yesterday’s attacks on two border crossings.

Kosovo: UN envoy speaks out against attacks by Serb fringe groups

While the situation on the ground in Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia on Sunday, remains calm overall, the United Nations mission there reported violent attacks today by Serb fringe groups on two boundary crossings in the north.