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Kosovo elections: ‘Most significant change’ in 12 years, Security Council hears

Elections held earlier this month in Kosovo represent “the most significant change in the political landscape” there in a dozen years, the UN mission chief told the Security Council on Thursday.

Monday’s Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo

This Monday, top stories includes: a new report on risks and opportunities of digital technology; social justice for all at the centenary UN labour conference; updates on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programmes; tackling today’s problems with food; and updates on the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

‘Antagonistic gestures and accusations’ drown out Kosovo dialogue hopes, Security Council hears

Prospects for a “swift resumption” of substantive talks between the leaderships of Kosovo and Serbia have been put on the back burner in recent months, by a tendency to resort instead to “antagonistic gestures and accusations” said the head of the UN Mission in Kosovo.

News in Brief 22 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

War crimes verdict hailed for Mladic, the “epitome of evil”

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At UN, Serbian President discusses future of peaceful, prosperous Western Balkans region

Kicking off the third day of the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, Aleksandar Vucic, the President of Serbia, drew attention to the future of the Western Balkans region – with a focus on how to preserve peace and ensure prosperity

News in Brief 27 February 2017 (PM)

“Inconsistent progress” in Kosovo: UN mission chief

There has been “inconsistent progress” in recent months over talks to diffuse tensions regarding Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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UNHCR: refugees face police violence, push-backs in Balkans

Concern is growing for asylum-seekers facing freezing conditions in the Balkans amid reports that they are still facing police violence and expulsion from European Union Member States.

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Cyprus talks enter second day

Talks to decide the future of the Cyprus have entered a second day in Geneva.

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Cities have “humanitarian duty” to accept migrants

Cities, especially in Europe, have a “humanitarian duty” to accept migrants according to the chief of the UN settlements agency, UN Habitat.

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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