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, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UNV, UN Women, WHO), the Bretton Woods Institutions (World Bank, IMF) and ICTY. 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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Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical
In its annual Global Trends report, released today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017. Among them were 16.2 million people who became displaced during 2017 itself, either for the first time or repeatedly – indicating a huge number of people on the move and equivalent to 44,500 people being displaced each day, or a person becoming displaced every two seconds.
Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on World Refugee Day 2018
"On World Refugee Day, it’s time to recognise their humanity in action – and challenge ourselves, and others, to join them – in receiving and supporting refugees in our schools, neighbourhoods, and workplaces. This is where solidarity starts – with all of us."
Businesses play important role in delivery of SDGs
More than 400 representatives from all levels of government, business sector and academia, gathered at the Conference that was organised under the SDGs Roll-out and Private Sector Engagement project funded by the Embassy of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina and implemented by the United Nations Country Team in BiH.
SDGs in focus of multi-stakeholder consultations
Multi-stakeholder consultations are being organised in Sarajevo to promote increased understanding, discussion and multi-level planning around SDGs. The consultations are organised by the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina with expert support from the larger UN development system. The event is implemented under the SDGs Roll-out and Private Sector Engagement project funded by the Embassy of Sweden in BiH.
Internship opportunity - UNHCR Sarajevo
The Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for South Eastern Europe, is currently looking for a talented and highly motivated candidate with an outstanding interest to perform an internship in the field of Administration.
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča completes visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7-8 March to meet with member of the Presidency Mr. Mladen Ivanic and other representatives of the Presidency; Chairman Mr. Nikola Lovrinovic, and members of the European Integration Committee of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly; Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Josip Brkic, High Representative Mr. Valentin Inzko; Peace Implementation Council members, Head of the OSCE Mission Mr. Bruce Berton and civil society representatives.
Professional reporting on Refugees and Migrants is part of the solution
In response to an increased interest of the media in the growing number of arrivals of refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNHCR and IOM organized a joint meeting with BiH media