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Kosovo: Show solidarity in face of COVID, UN Mission chief urges

The top UN official in Kosovo, briefing the Security Council on Wednesday, called for solidarity as its new Government grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and a host of other challenges.

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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