19 Jun 2018 - 19 June, 2018 - Today, we mark the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Security Council landmark resolution 1820, which identified conflict-related sexual violence as an impediment to international peace and security.
14 May 2018 - 14 May 2018, New York – Wider regional engagement and a renewed EU focus on Belgrade and Pristina represents a unique opportunity to move past a stalemate in relations, the head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo told the Security Council today.
26 Mar 2018 - Today’s developments in Kosovo are unacceptable. I call on Belgrade and Pristina authorities to act with good will, to avoid provocation and to take the steps necessary to maintain peace and human security. The responsibilities of leaders to their constituencies demands nothing less.
16 Mar 2018 - 16 March 2018 - Having been informed on the plans to amend the Criminal Code of Kosovo, members of the Security and Gender Group (SGG), as of October 2017, were engaged in preparing and submitting comments and recommendations for amendments to the Criminal Code. We express our concern that the recommendations submitted to the Working Group created by the Government of Kosovo have not been incorporated, and we also consider that this Working Group lacks the gender expertise.
11 Dec 2017 - Following the end of the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Security and Gender Group (SGG) repeats the call for the elimination of violence against women and girls, and for the guarantee of all rights, for all women everywhere.
20 Sep 2017 - At the outset of the campaign for municipal elections in Kosovo, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Zahir Tanin, emphasises the importance of the opportunity for all people and communities to elect representatives in a democratic and transparent manner. He calls for responsible action by all leaders and parties to ensure a campaign free of intimidation and coercion, enabling voters to freely exercise their rights.
30 Aug 2017 - On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, stated that “our thoughts are with the families and friends of persons still missing in Kosovo. The families have a right to know what happened to their loved ones. This is a fundamental human right”.
• Dialogue to resume in September (Zeri) • US: Kosovo and Serbia to reach agreement which creates stability (Zeri) • Kosnett: We haven’t changed position (Koha) • Heldt welcomes Merkel’s statement against border changes (media) • Kosovo border changes could threaten U.S. geo-strategic interests (Koha) • Serbian President Vucic to visit Kosovo on September 9 (media) • Blakaj signed indictment on false war veterans one month before resigning (Koha) • Lumezi: 19 thousand individuals illegally granted status of veteran (media) • “Kosovo didn’t take over obligation to form ACSMM, as Serbia’s tool” (Epoka) • Liberalisation of visas, part of the EU agenda on 28 August (Epoka) • “Kosovo loses game if it accepts less than complete sovereignty” (Kosova Sot) • Kosovo to organize march for missing persons on August 30 (media)
Watch: Young environmental ambassadors visited UNMIK’s offices in Pristina on 5 June, with messages of environmental awareness during World Environment Day