The Issue of Kosovo

1/20/2016 Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Background and Recent Developments

On 17 February 2008, Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia. The declaration was not supported by Serbia, however gained support from several states and establish diplomatic relation.

In October 2010, the International Court of Justice, acting upon the request of the General Assembly, issued an advisory opinion stating that the unilateral declaration is not of violation of international law and welcome the negotiation between Beofrad and Pristine to support peace, security and stability in the region.

The Security Council held routine meetings on Kosovo on the emphasis on the political dialogue and the normalization relation between Serbia and Kosovo. The Secretary General also provide routine report on the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo at the Security Council.

Kosovo is not yet a member of the United Nations. Kosovo's membership in international organizations are limited to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Indonesian Position

  1. The Indonesian Government consistently uphold the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the member states of the United Nations in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law. Indonesia will not condone any acts that violate sovereignty and territorial integrity of a state.
  2. The Indoensian Government do not support unilateral separation within a soverign state, such is Kosovo. The Indonesian Government views that in resolving the issue of Kosovo, both parties should resort to peaceful means, through dialogue and negotiation between Serbia and Kosovo.