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  • Cooperation in focus of EU-UN SDG meeting

    Cooperation in focus of EU-UN SDG meeting

    The EU Delegation/EUSR Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina organised a meeting on the subject of the EU accession process and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the EU House in Sarajevo on 08 February 2017.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina upgrades skills for assessing natural disaster damage

    Bosnia and Herzegovina upgrades skills for assessing natural disaster damage

    Floods, landslides, drought, storms, earthquakes and forest fires... Bosnia and Herzegovina is prone to natural disasters that hurt agriculture. Supported by the Swiss Government, FAO organized a conference here today on “Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Guidelines,” presenting findings and recommendations for improving current methodologies for assessing damages and losses in agriculture.

  • Call for Expression of Interest to select civil society organizations to form an advisory board (CSOs Group)

    In the framework of the UN Joint Programme “Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Conflict Related Sexual Violence Survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, the UN is publishing a Call for Expression of Interest to select 14 civil society organizations to form an advisory board (CSOs Group).

  • United Nations calls for Public Service Awards Nominations for 2017

    United Nations calls for Public Service Awards Nominations for 2017

    The UN is accepting nominations for the 2017 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), aimed at promoting and recognizing innovation and excellence in public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the transformative agenda to boost prosperity around the world and ensure that no one is left behind. Deadline: 28 February 2017

  • Joint IOM-UNHCR Statement on President Trump’s Refugee Order

    The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the U.S. resettlement program is one of the most important in the world.

  • Message of the UN Secretary-General on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

    Message of the UN Secretary-General on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

  • Kupres Cheese and Its Breakthrough on the Foreign Markets

    Kupres Cheese and Its Breakthrough on the Foreign Markets

    Agricultural and Trading Cooperative BH Milch started producing the unique Kupres cheese at the end of 2014. In a matter of months, they have significantly increased the volume of production and developed the assortment of five kinds of cheese, and the support received through UN TFHS Joint Project was very helpful in this regard.

  • 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

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

    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.

  • 4th Conference of the Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

    4th Conference of the Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Platform for DRR of BiH is recognized as an important mechanism for coordination and cooperation of various actors in BiH on DRR for all citizens. The thematic focus of the Conference was importance of risk assessments and their usage in planning and decision making.

  • Human Security in Focus: Results of joint UN project in Canton 10 presented

    Human Security in Focus: Results of joint UN project in Canton 10 presented

    Results of the project “Applying the Human Security Concept to Stabilize Communities in Canton 10, jointly implemented by the four UN Agencies – UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR and IOM - were presented at a conference held on 21 November in Sarajevo.