Kosovo

  • March 2009

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    In March the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) will be on the table. This will be the first report that will give Council members a sense of how the delicate compromise, which was successfully brokered by the UN in November 2008 and which permitted the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo to be deployed in Kosovo, is working out in practice.

  • November 2008

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    In early November the Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The report was originally scheduled for release on 9 October, with a briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative Lamberto Zannier planned for mid-October.

  • October 2008

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to discuss a report on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in October. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIK, Lamberto Zannier, is likely to provide details of the reconfiguration of UNMIK in light of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence.

  • July 2008

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to discuss a further UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) report in July.

  • 13 June 2008

    Update Report No. 5: Kosovo

    Update Report

    The Council is expecting a briefing from the Secretary-General on 20 June on his plans to reconfigure the United Nations in Kosovo. His report on the situation and proposed changes was circulated to Council members on 12 June.  

  • April 2008

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    In April the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Joachim Rücker, will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), expected at the end of March.

  • 10 March 2008

    Update Report No. 1: Kosovo

    Update Report

    The Council will have a public meeting on Kosovo on 11 March followed by consultations. On 6 March, Serbia had asked for an urgent meeting to consider what it referred to as an “aggravation of the situation” in Kosovo. Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, is expected to address the Council during the public session.

  • 13 February 2008

    Update Report No. 1: Kosovo

    Update Report

    The Council is expected to meet on Thursday, 14 February, in response to a request from Serbia to discuss the situation in Kosovo. The meeting will be held as a closed session with Vuk Jeremic, Serbia’s Foreign Minister, participating.

  • January 2008

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Secretary-General's Special Representative, Joachim Rucker will brief the Council on the Secretary-General's latest report on the UN Mission in Kosovo. Against the background of a possible announcement by Kosovo of plans to declare independence, the UNMIK report is expected to reopen December’s difficult discussions in the Council.

  • December 2007

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    On 10 December the Secretary-General will receive the Kosovo Contact Group’s report on the negotiations between Pristina and Belgrade, led by the Troika (the EU represented by Germany, US and Russia). The Secretary-General is expected to transmit the report to the Council. It is unclear if there will be any briefing.

  • October 2007

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General's Special Representative, Joachim Rucker, is expected to present the Secretary-General's latest report on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in informal consultations.

  • 19 July 2007

    Update Report No.3: Kosovo

    Update Report

    The Council now has before it the formal text of a revised draft resolution on Kosovo. (Formal circulation is commonly referred to as putting the draft in "blue" - which means that the procedural requirements for putting it formally to a vote have commenced). The co-sponsors - Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, UK and the US - now have the formal option to put it to a vote.

  • July 2007

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    For most of June, action on Kosovo took place outside the Council at the G8 Summit and in bilateral and group discussions. A new draft resolution was circulated towards the end of the month, and consultations among Council members were taking place at ambassadorial level.

  • June 2007

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    The endgame in the Council over Kosovo's final status is expected in June. At press time there have been two expert-level meetings on the draft resolution circulated by the EU5 (France, the UK, Italy, Belgium and Slovakia) and US. A decision in June seems inevitable, bringing to a conclusion the debate over the report released in March by Martti Ahtisaari, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Future Status Process for Kosovo.

  • May 2007

    Kosovo

    Monthly Forecast

    In early May the Council is expected to consider the report from its April mission to Kosovo and move closer to deciding how to handle the report released in March by Martti Ahtisaari, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Future Status Process for Kosovo. Ahtisaari recommended independence for Kosovo supervised by the international community.