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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, 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.

Top Stories and News

  • Bread with the Taste of Hope

    Bread with the Taste of Hope

    Returnees’ bread is certainly hard earned, but the bread offered to customers in their bakery by Branka and Miroslav Arežina, a young returnee couple to Bosansko Grahovo, is fresh, warm and it has a special taste – a taste of hope for better future.

  • Secretary-General António Guterres cites multilateralism, teamwork as critical to achieving UN goals

    Secretary-General António Guterres cites multilateralism, teamwork as critical to achieving UN goals

    On his first day in office, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for teamwork, telling staff at the world body’s New York Headquarters that it is not enough to the “do the right thing, we need to earn the right to do the right thing.”

  • Over the Sunny Bridge to Happy Childhood

    Over the Sunny Bridge to Happy Childhood

    Livno, Canton 10, recently got inclusive kindergarten, where all children, despite the differences, can grow up together. "This is the first kindergarten of this kind in Livno and as such it is that much more important. We are proud that we have facilitated the work of an institution of this kind in our town", said Silvija Brčić, the Chief of Cabinet for the Mayor of Livno.

  • International Volunteer Day celebration in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    International Volunteer Day celebration in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    This year’s topic of IVD is the growth of online volunteering and contribution made by the billion volunteers across the world, under the GlobalApplause campaign that captures stories shared from volunteer-involving organizations all over the world, on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Joint Workplans of UN in BiH Presented

    Joint Workplans of UN in BiH Presented

    On 29 and 30 November the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented the draft 2017-2018 Joint Work Plans of the UN to institutional partners of different levels of governments, in support of the implementation of UNDAF.

  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Marked

    International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Marked

    The Embassy of the State of Palestine and The Palestinian Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina officially marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at the United Nations House in Sarajevo, on 06 December 2016

Most recent news

  • Bread with the Taste of Hope

    Returnees’ bread is certainly hard earned, but the bread offered to customers in their bakery by Branka and Miroslav Arežina, a young returnee couple to Bosansko Grahovo, is fresh, warm and it has a special taste – a taste of hope for better future.

  • Secretary-General António Guterres cites multilateralism, teamwork as critical to achieving UN goals

    On his first day in office, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for teamwork, telling staff at the world body’s New York Headquarters that it is not enough to the “do the right thing, we need to earn the right to do the right thing.”

  • Over the Sunny Bridge to Happy Childhood

    Livno, Canton 10, recently got inclusive kindergarten, where all children, despite the differences, can grow up together. "This is the first kindergarten of this kind in Livno and as such it is that much more important. We are proud that we have facilitated the work of an institution of this kind in our town", said Silvija Brčić, the Chief of Cabinet for the Mayor of Livno.

  • International Volunteer Day celebration in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    This year’s topic of IVD is the growth of online volunteering and contribution made by the billion volunteers across the world, under the GlobalApplause campaign that captures stories shared from volunteer-involving organizations all over the world, on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Joint Workplans of UN in BiH Presented

    On 29 and 30 November the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented the draft 2017-2018 Joint Work Plans of the UN to institutional partners of different levels of governments, in support of the implementation of UNDAF.

  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Marked

    The Embassy of the State of Palestine and The Palestinian Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina officially marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at the United Nations House in Sarajevo, on 06 December 2016

  • The second session of the BiH and UN Joint Steering Committee held

    Focus of the second session of the Joint Steering Committee was on current progress implementation of Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals in of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and commitment of BiH Institutions to achievement of SDGs was emphasized. Besides overview of SDGs, implementation of the “One United Nations Programme and Common Budgetary Framework BiH 2015-2019” was discussed by the Joint Steering Committee members.