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”.
30 Jun 2017 - Geneva - 30 June, 2017: On 29 and 30 June 2017, members of the Working Group on Persons Unaccounted for in Relation to the Events in Kosovo, representatives of UNMIK, the ICRC, and the UN Working Group on Missing Persons and Enforced Disappearances met in Geneva to identify challenges and a way forward to resolving the whereabouts of the 1,658 missing persons in Kosovo.
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.