29 Mar 2017 - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Zahir Tanin, has closely followed today’s developments in Kosovo with concern, in particular reports that freedom of movement and association were prevented in some places.
He reminds all of the fundamental rights to assemble, to express opinions, and to vote in an open and democratic society, and trusts that these rights will continue to be defended by the authorities.
15 March 2017, Pristina – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, called for concerted action to ensure the active participation of women in peace and conflict resolution, during the fifth United Nations Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo.
23 Aug 2016 - UNMIK/PR/182423 August 2016
SRSG Tanin condemns attack on RTK
23 August - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Zahir Tanin, condemns the attack on the premises of the Radio Television Kosovo (RTK) that took place yesterday evening.
On 29 July, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Zahir Tanin, and his Deputy, Mr. Christopher Coleman, visited Gjakovë/Đakovica Municipality and met with the Mayor and the Head of the Municipal Office for Communities and Return (MOCR). The officials discussed infrastructure development and the security situation in the Municipality as well as other issues pertaining to non-majority communities.
22 Jul 2016 -
I welcome the publication of the Final Report of the Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP), submitted upon the completion of its activities in June 2016, and I express appreciation for the work of the Panel, which has performed its functions in a challenging context.
20 Jun 2016 - Today, the 20th of June, we mark World Refugee Day, as designated by the UN General Assembly from the year 2000 onward, and exactly 65 years since the Convention and Protocols relating to the Status of Refugees were signed by 144 UN Member States.