The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, was shocked by the murder of Oliver Ivanović – leader of the civic initiative Freedom, Democracy, Justice – near his office in North Mitrovica this morning, and strongly condemns the act.
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.
Eight inspiring women and men from across Kosovo gathered in a cafe in Pristina on the evening of 7 December, to discuss gender norms and stereotypes that contribute to inequalities and provide a pretext for gender-based violence.
To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and mark the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, UNMIK staff wear orange and UNMIK building is illuminated in orange.
SRSG Zahir Tanin welcomed Mr Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to UNMIK. Mr Melzer and SRSG Tanin discussed issues related to the Special Rapporteur’s mandate, human rights more generally, as well as recent political devel
14 November, 2017 – New York: The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Kosovo and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, highlighted to Security Council members today that with the end of the Kosovo election cycle, “the time for action now moves ahead of the time for excuses”.