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Put aside political agendas ‘to save lives’, top UN official in Kosovo urges

New York/IBNS: The senior UN official in Kosovo is stressing that strong leadership and political unity are needed now more than ever, as local leaders and their international partners wage war on the “enormous challenge” posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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

New York/IBNS: 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.

UN must provide redress for minorities placed in toxic Kosovo camps, says rights expert

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS): An independent rights expert appointed by the Human Rights Council has called on the United Nations to “provide justice and remedies” to displaced people who suffered lead poisoning after being housed in UN camps on toxic wasteland in Kosovo.

Kosovo SF engaged in attacks against ethnic minorities - US State Dept.

Washington, Mar 13 (Sputnik/UNI): Kosovo's security forces have engaged in attacks against ethnic communities and other marginalized groups, the State Department said on Wednesday in its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

Moves to create a Kosovo army have ‘deteriorated relations’ with Serbia: UN peacekeeping chief

New York, Dec 18 (IBNS): The decision by Kosovo’s parliament to form a national army was described by the UN Peacekeeping chief on Monday as having “further deteriorated relations between Belgrade and Pristina,” which, he said, have been strained for some time.

Everyone’s ‘buy-in’ needed to restore peace in Kosovo, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have confirmed their “mutual intention” to continue working towards a negotiated settlement but the situation on the ground remains marred by “frequent adversarial actions,” with real consequences for people on the ground, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

New EU focus on Kosovo provides Pristina and Belgrade with historic opportunity – UN official

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Efforts to calm tensions between Belgrade and Pristina that came to a head with the arrest, “theatrical” parade and expulsion of a lead negotiator from Kosovo, must be redoubled if “real progress” is to be made on the ground, a senior United Nations official said on Monday.

Kosovo: Opposition party opens tear gas in parliament to halt voting

Pristina, Mar 22 (IBNS): The picture of the parliament turned worse in Kosovo on Wednesday as the Opposition party had opened tear gas to prevent voting, media reports said.

Kosovo: Despite differences, potential for trust among political leaders remains, Security Council told

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): Even though significant differences persist between political leaders in Kosovo, the potential for trust and more forward-looking decision-making to address the challenges there should not be underestimated, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

Kosovo: Time for action overtakes time for excuses, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Nov 15(Just Earth News): Noting recent momentum to advance democracy and good governance in Kosovo, the head of the United Nations Mission there urged for more emphasis on rebuilding trust and reconciliation, including through engagement with women and the youth, as well as on overcoming challenges related to freedom of cultural and religious identity.

Post-election Kosovo entering period of uncertainty that will demand strong leadership – UN envoy

New York, Aug 17(Just Earth News): Following the parliamentary elections of 11 June, which took place without “major irregularities or incidents,” Kosovo has entered a “period of uncertainty” marked by reconfiguring the political landscape and a “functional void,” the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Kosovo Zahir Tanin told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN envoy warns against Kosovo and Serbia trading ‘ethno-nationalist’ barbs

New York, May 17(Just Earth News): A flurry of recent intolerant and provocative rhetoric has further damaged the trust between Kosovo and Serbia – a development that must be closely watched – though the situation remains generally stable, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Kosovo: Talks between Belgrade and Pristina 'essential' to peace, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): There is no alternative to dialogue, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo on Monday told the Security Council, citing the importance of high-level talks between Belgrade and Pristina, and calling for continued international engagement to maintain peace and stability in Kosovo and the wider Balkans region.

Kosovo situation yielding ‘fewer results than hoped’ in 2016, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Nov 17 (Just Earth News): Many of the political expectations with which Kosovo began the year yielded fewer results than hoped, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there said on Wednesday, expressing hope that next year will see clear progress on political dialogue accompanied by necessary progress at community level.

At UN, Albania highlights efforts to join EU, support for international recognition of Kosovo

New York, Sept 23 (Just Earth News): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Albanian President Bujar Nishani on Friday highlighted his country's role as a candidate for European Union (EU) membership and voiced support for Kosovo’s participation in all multilateral regional and international activities.