UN Expected to Debate Kosovo

The UN Security Council will review the UN Secretary-General’s quarterly report on Kosovo on Thursday in New York, and is expected to discuss a probe into organ trafficking allegations. 

Serbia’s initiative for an independent investigation under a UN mandate into alleged organ trafficking in the province is also expected to be discussed.

The session will be attended by Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic and the head of the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, Lamberto Zannier.

Serbia’s proposal has not been formally included on the agenda for the session, but Jeremic said earlier that he would start a discussion on Serbia’s initiative, which has since received support from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Ban expressed his “support to a thorough, unbiased and independent investigation into these serious allegations”, in a letter to the chairman of the Security Council on Tuesday adding: “The UN will offer its full support to such a probe in case it takes place.”

The UN Secretary-General forwarded Serbia’s proposal for an investigation to the Security Council member countries this week. In the initiative, Belgrade asks the UN that the body start an investigation into the allegations made in the December report of Council of Europe Rapporteur Dick Marty.

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