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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UN Country Team in BiH: Joint Statement on reports of on-going Relocation of Migrants and Refugees including minors to the Vucjak site
16 October 2019 - The UN in BiH strongly urges the authorities to act swiftly on alternate accommodation space.
Conference on responses to South-East Europe’s demographic changes to take place in Sarajevo
The conference “Population Dynamics, Human Capital and Sustainable Development in South-East Europe”, on how to respond to South-East Europe’s demographic changes by strengthening human capital, gender equality and human rights will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 21-22 October 2019.
PRESS RELEASE - End of visit statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales
At the end of his official visit to BiH (24 September – 1 October 2019), Felipe González Morales, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants urged authorities at all levels in BiH to work together towards a State-led response to the migration situation.
JOINT STATEMENT – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION
In recognition of the dedicated efforts of countries, communities and people worldwide to prevent and reduce disaster risks, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is celebrated every October 13. READ THE JOINT STATEMENT
POSITIVE ENGAGEMENTS YIELD HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng’s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina urges greater support to BiH citizens who are leading by positive example; and unity of action and purpose by the international community. 6 - 10 October 2019
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. (...)
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