The Security and Gender Group strongly condemns the recent case of domestic violence with tragic outcomes in Gjakovë/Ðakovica municipality, including the homicide of a woman and her nine-year old daughter by her spouse in Brekoc/Brekovac village and calls for responsible institutions to step up their efforts to strengthen the response and prevention to such cases.
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”.
Assembly passes laws paving way for creation of Kosovo army (dailies) Haradinaj: Adoption of KSF laws, crucial days for our country (social media) Serbian List protests KSF transformation laws (media) Kosovo President Thaci congratulates on the army (Facebook, Epoka) NATO reaction after Assembly decision on KSF (RTK) Serbia’s first reactions on Kosovo’s army (Epoka) Edi Rama congratulates vote on Kosovo Army (media) Pacolli: We are all united when it comes to Kosovo (social media) Pacolli: Reports that Kosovo Serb MPs were insulted, part of propaganda (RTK) Hoti: Vucic telling lies to try and present Kosovo Serbs as victims (social media) Minister Berisha: We will change KSF name when time is right (RTK) Djuric expects reactions from international community on KSF bills (Zeri) Thaci: If someone has a better idea, I will give up on border correction (media) “I don’t believe in border changes, but it wouldn’t be bad for Albanians” (media) “Best solution for U.S., mutual recognition between Kosovo and Serbia” (Koha) Leaders: Kosovo membership at INTERPOL retains peace and security (Epoka) UNMIK departure would rejoice Pristina and anger Belgrade (RFE) House owned by Albanian in north Mitrovica attacked (Telegrafi/Klan Kosova)
Watch: Young environmental ambassadors visited UNMIK’s offices in Pristina on 5 June, with messages of environmental awareness during World Environment Day