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More dialogue needed to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia

New York: Pristina and Belgrade must engage more actively in dialogue facilitated by the European Union (EU), the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)  told the Security Council on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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 still faces ‘hard-nosed realities,’ but is vital for European security – UN envoy

New York, May 17 (Just Earth News): Unemployment, inequality, and the challenges of developing a productive economy to meet global development goals and overcome legacies of impunity, are among the “hard-nosed realities” facing Kosovo, the head of the United Nations political mission there said on Monday, calling for international involvement to help Kosovo’s institutions, and the wider region as a whole, overcome such obstacles.

Rights experts urge UN to compensate displaced Roma poisoned in camps in Kosovo

New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Two United Nations independent experts on Friday called on the world body to hold the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) accountable for leaving Roma families exposed to lead poisoning in camps for those internally displaced in the territory.

Kosovo: UN efforts focused on promoting stability and political progress

New York, Nov 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Calling for continued support from the Security Council, the top United Nations official in Kosovo on Thursday said the UN Mission there (UNMIK) is continuing to focus its efforts on promoting stability, political progress and respect for human rights.

Kosovo: Security Council says progress demands commitment from parties

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS): The enormous strides already taken by Kosovo and Serbia through the European Union-facilitated dialogue demand continuing commitment from both the parties and the international community, the United Nations Security Council was told on Friday.