Kosovo

UN mission appeals for calm and restraint after incident in northern Kosovo

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) is calling for calm and restraint after an incident today near the northern city of Mitrovica that resulted in several injuries.

UN envoy urges Serbia and Kosovo to overcome past feuds and seek stability

The United Nations envoy in Kosovo today called on both Serbia and Kosovo to put past disputes behind them and focus instead on promoting mutual prosperity and stability, urging the international community, for its part, to ensure that its efforts to help resolve outstanding issues are coherent.

UN welcomes agreement facilitating voting in Kosovo for Serb elections

The United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today welcomed an agreement reached on Monday by which the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will facilitate voting in Kosovo for upcoming elections in Serbia.

Ban praises progress in dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, urges flexibility

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised progress made in the European Union-facilitated dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, saying the talks are creating a better foundation for peace and stability in the region.

UN envoy condemns violent attack in northern Kosovo

The United Nations envoy in Kosovo today strongly condemned a deadly bomb attack on Sunday morning at an apartment complex in the northern city of Mitrovica, and urged residents to stay calm as authorities investigate the incident.

Security Council hears call for closer ties between UN and European security bloc

A closer partnership between the United Nations and the 56-member Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world's largest regional security grouping, is vital, the Security Council heard today.

In meeting with Serbian official, Ban welcomes easing of tensions in northern Kosovo

The situation in northern Kosovo and the ongoing process of European Union-facilitated dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade topped the agenda during talks today between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic.

Serbia-Kosovo dialogue eases tensions, but challenges remain – UN official

The resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo has led to the easing of tensions on the ground, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today, cautioning, however, that other significant political challenges continue to emerge.

UN chief welcomes resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the resumption of the European Union-facilitated dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, saying he is encouraged by the adoption of the agreement on border controls reached last week.

Kosovo situation ‘precarious’ but offers prospects for overcoming tensions – UN envoy

The situation in Kosovo remains precarious and poses certain dangers, as witnessed in recent clashes, but it also offers opportunities to overcome long-standing tensions that warrant the support of the international community, the top United Nations envoy there said today.