Pristina, 6 March 2018 – The 2018 United Nations Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security was celebrated in Kosovo on 5 March, bringing together Kosovo parliamentarians, politicians, government officials, civil society, activists, and representatives of the international community.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, met with the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, on 2 February 2018. The meeting took place in advance of the Security Council session on Kosovo scheduled for 7 February.
On 30 January 2018, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Mr Zahir Tanin, met with Albania's Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Ditmir Bushati, in Tirana.
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.