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The United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is comprised of thirteen UN Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies (FAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UNEP, WHO, ILO, UNESCO, UN Women, IOM, UNV), the Bretton Woods Institutions (World Bank, IMF) and the IRMCT. Several regionally-based UN Agencies are also operating in BiH (UNIDO, IFAD, and IAEA). The work of the UNCT is being coordinated through the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator and framed within the One UN Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015-2020 representing the strategic programmatic and financial basis for the development partnership between the United Nations and the country.


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    Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

    The first Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) was released on 11 September 2019. Written by an Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the Secretary-General, the report calls for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades.

  • Joint Statement on Successfully Holding Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Pride March

    We congratulate the Organizing Committee, March participants, local institutions, and citizens of BiH on successfully holding Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Pride March. The people of BiH came together to reject fear and hate and instead demonstrated to the world that BiH is indeed an open and tolerant country that respects the rights of all individuals. (...)

  • International Conference ‘Stopping genocide and holocaust denial’ Sarajevo, 20 June 2019

    Video-message by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, delivered at the International Conference on ‘Stopping genocide and holocaust denial’ held in Sarajevo, 20 June 2019

  • Growing at a slower pace, world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100: UN Report

    Growing at a slower pace, world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100: UN Report

    The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report launched on 17 June. The "World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights", which is published by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, provides a comprehensive overview of global demographic patterns and prospects.

  • UN Country Team in BiH: Joint Statement on Relocation of Migrants and Refugees to a location near Bihać

    Today, authorities in Una Sana Canton have started the relocation of migrants and refugees residing in private accommodation in Bihac to a new location identified by the Bihac City Council as “Vucjak”. The UN expresses serious concern with regard to this decision, as we firmly believe that this location is entirely inadequate for the purpose of accommodating people there. We call upon the authorities to immediately cease this relocation until a more suitable place is available. The UN urges the authorities to allow migrants and refugees already relocated to “Vucjak” to return.

  • SDG Business Week 2019, 10-13 June

    SDG Business Week 2019, 10-13 June

    The SDG Business Week is starting today in Sarajevo! This year, the agenda will consist of public and free webinars, partner events and the SDG Business Pioneers Award. Come and join us to promote the Sustainable Development Goals!

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