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.
Conference “Together for the most vulnerable” in Sarajevo, 20 June (Photo by UNHCR BiH)
On World Refugee Day 2016 the world thinks of 65 million people around the world who have been forcibly displaced by violence and conflict.
CRSV team (Photo by UN BiH)
This year, we have celebrated three historic firsts for combatting sexual violence in conflict.
A full multimedia package in connection with the Global Trends report is available on http://www.unhcr.org/media-global-trends-2015.html
Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015 reaching the highest level ever recorded.
The Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon
At the end of 2015, there were 21.3 million refugees, 3.2 million people in the process of seeking asylum, and 40.8 million people internally displaced within their own countries.
The UN General Assembly designated 19 June the International Day against Sexual Violence in Conflict with the aim to raise awareness of the need to end conflict-related sexual violence.
The meeting in South East Europe on reparations for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (Photo by UN Women BiH)
The meeting in South East Europe on reparations for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence is particularly relevant at this time given the region’s ongoing efforts in this area.
ICTY website where you can find the report
Today, the Tribunal’s Victims and Witness Section (VWS) launched at The Hague Institute for Global Justice its report “Echoes of Testimonies: A Pilot Study into the long-term impact of bearing witness before the ICTY”.
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