Annan, General Assembly welcome Montenegro as 192nd UN Member State

Lauding the non-violent and democratic process that gained Montenegro its independence from Serbia only five weeks ago, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the United Nations’ 192nd Member, as its flag, a golden double eagle on a red field, was raised at the world organization’s Headquarters in New York.

Montenegro gains Security Council endorsement for UN membership

The Security Council today endorsed the newly independent Republic of Montenegro’s bid to join the United Nations, bringing the world body one step closer to admitting its 192nd Member.

Security Council discusses Montenegro’s application to join UN

In a step that could lead to the first increase in the membership of the United Nations since 2002, the Security Council today considered an application by the Republic of Montenegro, which recently voted for independence from Serbia, to join the world body.

Montenegro, world’s newest country, to get UN help with refugee problem

With the world’s youngest country, Montenegro, still saddled with thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) from its former union with Serbia, victims of the various Balkan conflicts of the 1990s, the United Nations refugee agency has pledged continuing help in providing protection and assistance.

New asylum law in Serbia and Montenegro hailed by UN refugee agency

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed a new asylum law adopted by Serbia and Montenegro as “a concrete step” towards establishing a national asylum system in a country recovering from years of conflict and displacement, thus completing the introduction of international standards throughout the Balkans.

With Serbia and Montenegro's food crisis over, UN agency ends work there

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the end of its operation in Serbia and Montenegro, which at its height served 700,000 people, proclaiming the food emergency there over.