The United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is comprised of twelve UN Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies (FAO, ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UNV, UN Women, WHO), the Bretton Woods Institutions (World Bank, IMF), ICTY and IOM. 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 2015-2019 representing the strategic, programmatic and financial basis for the development partnership between the United Nations and the country.
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Sezin Sinanoglu: Speech at the UN Day 2016 Event
Speech of UN Resident Coordinator Sezin Sinanoglu at celebration of UN Day on 24 October 2016.
PUBLIC CALL for selection of beneficiaries of economic scheme in District Brcko
In the framework of the UN Joint Project Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Conflict Related Sexual Violence Survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN Women and UNDP are publishing this public Call with the aim of providing support to civilian victims of war, especially persons who have survived conflict related sexual violence in increasing their monthly incomes through an investment in green house production.
Act Now to Reduce Disaster Risks
As part of the celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), the Fair was held in Sarajevo under the slogan “Knowledge Protects Us!” showcasing over 20 domestic and international organisations and institutions responsible for, and engaged in, disaster risk management.
António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation
The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General.
World Teachers’ Day Joint Message by Heads of UNESCO, ILO, UNICEF, UNDP and Education International
Every year on World Teachers Day we celebrate the limitless contributions made by teachers around the world. Day after day, year in and year out, these dedicated women and men guide and accompany students through the world of learning, helping them discover and fulfill their potential. In doing so, teachers not only help shape the individual futures of millions of children; they also help shape a better world for all. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development makes this critical connection between education and development. By adopting Sustainable Development Goal 4, world leaders pledged to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Roundtable with Students’ Associations marks the International Peace Day
The International Peace Day under the theme “The SDGs: Building Blocks for Peace”, was marked with a roundtable discussion among students of political sciences from Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar, UN Resident Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina and representatives of UN Agencies.
Message on the International Day of Peace
"Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end. But peace is about much more than putting weapons aside. It is about building a global society in which people live free from poverty and share the benefits of prosperity. It is about growing together and supporting each other as a universal family."