Kosovo

Attacks against polling stations in Kosovo 'utterly deplorable', says UN official

A senior United Nations official strongly condemned attacks against polling stations in northern Kosovo where municipal elections were taking place, and called on local and international authorities to establish order in the area.

Kosovo: UN mission strongly condemns violence related to upcoming elections

On the eve of municipal elections in Kosovo, the United Nations mission there said that police and international security are undertaking all necessary measures to ensure a safe election period following attacks at least two of the candidates.

Kosovo: UN chief urges 'widest possible participation' in Sunday's polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a respect for diversity and wide participation in this weekend's municipal elections in Kosovo.

Durable solution needed for people displaced by Kosovo conflict, UN rights expert urges

A United Nations independent expert today urged the Government of Serbia and the authorities in Kosovo to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for implementing lasting solutions for internally displaced persons, particularly as Serbia is in the process of being admitted into the framework of the European Union.

‘These violent acts must cease’ urges top UN envoy in Kosovo in wake of bombing

The head of United Nations mission in Kosovo strongly condemned a bombing earlier today in northern Mitrovica and called for a swift and thorough investigation.

Ban meets leaders of Kosovo and Serbia on sidelines of General Assembly summit

The current situation in Kosovo and the ongoing Belgrade-Pristina dialogue topped discussions today as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Hashim Thaçi, Representative of the Kosovo Authorities, and with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

Kosovo: UN officials strongly condemn fatal attack on European Union convoy

The top United Nations official in Kosovo has strongly condemned this morning's attack on a European Union convoy that resulted in one death, and urged that those responsible be brought to justice.

Serbia and Kosovo making positive steps towards normal relations, UN envoy says

Positive steps taken by leaders in Belgrade and Pristina in recent months have led to historic agreements and fundamental progress towards normalizing relations, the top United Nations official for Kosovo said, but cautioned that implementation of agreements in northern Kosovo remains a key challenge.

UN rights chief urges broad cooperation to achieve comprehensive settlement in Kosovo

In Kosovo today, the top United Nations human rights official hailed progress in normalizing relations with Serbia and in carrying out local-level reform initiatives, but also urged broader cooperation to comprehensively heal past wounds and pave the way for an inclusive future.

International support key for positive relations between Serbia and Kosovo – UN envoy

Strong support from the international community is needed to ensure ‘positive momentum’ is sustained between Serbia and Kosovo, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today.