The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Mr. Zahir Tanin, welcomed the Head of the Liaison Office of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Rastislav Kostilník, at UNMIK Headquarters on 11 February 2019.
A milestone in the fight to eliminate gender-based violence in Kosovo has been reached with the inauguration of the first multiethnic shelter for gender-based violence survivors in Novo Brdo/Novobërdë and surrounding areas that will support Serbian speakers.
On 3 February 2019, Kosovo Police requested to interview a member of UNMIK personnel about an alleged minor offence in Pristina.
UNMIK is undertaking enquiries and will take appropriate action in accordance with the United Nations policies and procedures.
7 February, 2019 – Kosovo and Serbian leaders must take a forward-looking approach to surmount obstacles that have thwarted negotiations during a period of antagonism, the Head of UNMIK told the UN Security Council.
The Security and Gender Group strongly calls for the Kosovo Assembly to amend the draft budget for 2019, towards ensuring allocation of sustainable funding through the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare to enable shelters to meet the needs of gender-based violence survivors.
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.