We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, Condemning Recent Threats of Ethnic Cleansing
This weekend’s statement by a senior Kosovo Parliamentarian, using hate speech to threaten ethnic cleansing, is unacceptable, and a cause for serious concern. I call on all responsible leaders to condemn this statement, and on the judicial authorities to undertake the necessary investigation of this incident and take appropriate action in accordance with Kosovo law.
Mr President, Excellencies,
Prishtinë/Priština, 19 October 2013 – Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger strongly condemned the attack on the property of Ninoslav Đerić who is a candidate for the North Mitrovica/Mitrovicë municipal assembly in the 3 November elections.
An explosive device was thrown at the balcony of Đerić’s apartment last night just past midnight. He was at home with his family at the time of the incident.
PRISTINA – UNMIK SRSG Farid Zarif strongly condemns the bombing incident that occurred this morning in northern Mitrovica, which targeted the home of a Kosovo Serb, Nebojsa Maric, and caused extensive property damage to his house, neighbouring buildings, as well as a vehicle.
"These cowardly acts of violence are reprehensible, and they gravely jeopardise security and stability in the region," stated SRSG Zarif.