Statement by Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the decision by the RS National Assembly to revoke endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report
"Rejection of the Commission’s findings is a step backwards for Bosnia and Herzegovina. It undermines the rule of law and national and international efforts to achieve justice for victims of crimes committed against people of all ethnicities during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war."
Focus on Safe Spaces for Youth - International Youth Day 2018
In order for youth to fully develop their potential, youth need access to a quality education, to speak up and share their opinions, and to earn an income; none of which is possible unless youth feel safe and free from violenc
PUBLIC CALL (BCS only): dostavljanje projektnih prijedloga (DFF)
Sveobuhvatna tema Javnog poziva je izgradnja mira i poboljšanje društvene kohezije u Bosni i Hercegovini sa naglaskom na mlade, ravnopravnost spolova, osnaživanje žena i podršku ranjivim skupinama i posebno doprinose postignućima u ostvarenju podciljeva UN-ovih Ciljeva održivog razvoja s posebnim osvrtom na Cilj broj 16 koji se odnosi na promicanje mirnih i inkluzivnih društava za održivi razvoj, pružanje pristupa pravdi za sve i izgradnji učinkovitih i odgovornih institucija na svim nivoima.
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
Focus on future, prioritize reconciliation for the region, UN envoy urges Western Balkans
Concluding a twelve-day visit to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide called for concerted and sustained efforts to prioritize reconciliation and prevention.
Konkurs / natječaj: Novinarski doprinos informisanju i promociji Ciljeva održivog razvoja u BiH
Ujedinjene nacije u BiH objavljuju konkurs za novinarski doprinos informisanju o Ciljevima održivog razvoja u BiH i njihovoj promociji, koji je otvoren za sve novinare/novinarke čiji su radovi objavljeni u bh. medijima ili putem Internet kanala tokom perioda od 01. januara 2017. godine do 31. decembra 2017. godine
"An alert for the world"
In his message on the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all.
UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged
Despite children’s massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content, UNICEF said in its annual flagship report released on 11 December.
UNHCR strengthens 16 municipalities’ capacities for evidence-based planning for provision of solutions for vulnerable displaced and returnee population
During November and December 2017 in Lukavac, Banja Luka and Mostar, in cooperation with Hilfswerk Austria International, the UN Refugee Agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized four day training for municipal staff working on provision of assistance to the displaced and vulnerable returnees.
Strategy of supporting solutions for vulnerable internally displaced persons and returnees in BiH
Over the past twenty years since signing the Dayton Peace Agreement, the authorities in BiH at all levels have been working hard to resolve the issues of protracted displacement. However, the remaining challenges call for solutions that require stronger co-ordination between the participants and more specific defining of needs and sources of funding.