The State of World Population 2017
Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns
Investing in an efficient and effective social protection system for all children in poverty
A three-day conference "Social Welfare for Children - Exchange of Good Practices" is taking place from 16 to 18 October in Sarajevo...
Joint statement by Minister of Security of BiH Dragan Mektic and UN RC Sezin Sinanoglu
"Bosnia and Herzegovina is not immune to disaster risks, we need to prevent, prepare and respond with greater commitment, resources and improved planning"
EmPOWER girls: before, during and after crises
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2017
UNHCR Project Increases Quality and Effectiveness of Local Assistance to Returnees and IDPs
Ongoing UNHCR project in BiH designed to strengthen municipal capacities for management of data on the needs of the internally displaced and returnees significantly increased quality and effectiveness of assistance.
Keynote Address of SRSG Pramila Patten, Conference on Alleviating the Stigma of CRSV
Keynote Address of Special Representative of Secretary-General Pramila Patten, Conference on Alleviating the Stigma of CRSV held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 4 October 2017
UNHCR - Calls for Expression of Interest, Selection and Retention of Partners for Project Partnership Agreements in 2018
UNHCR Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is launching the Calls for Expression of Interest for partnerships in 2018
World Contraception Day, 26 September
To mark World Contraception Day, 26 September, the Strategic planning workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) was held in Sarajevo. The workshop was organized by UNFPA, in partnership with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Federal Ministry of Health and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska.
International Day of Peace - Video message from the Secretary-General
Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on the International Day of Peace
European leaders set new roadmap to achieve 2030 Agenda and improve 900 million people’s health and well-being
Health leaders gather at the annual meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe to take decisions on health priorities...
International Youth Day -“Youth Building Peace”
International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. There is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda, and in society more broadly, is key to building and sustaining peace.
Call for expression of interest: Establishing UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group in BiH
UN Women is setting up a civil society advisory group (CSAG) as a consultative body for advancing shared objectives in promoting women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women. The goal of establishing this group is to build on existing close relationships and increase strategic dialogue with civil society partners, provide a dynamic source for innovative initiatives, ideas and policy perspectives to assist UN Women in achieving its strategic goals.
Statement by the Secretary-General on the 22nd Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre
Ahead of the twenty-second anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre – the largest atrocity on European soil since World War II – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged all to “look honestly” at the past, acknowledge the crimes and the inaction that allowed them to occur and ensure that such atrocities are never repeated.
Declaration on Denouncing Stigmatization of Survivors of Conflict-related Sexual Violence Adopted by BiH Inter-Religious Council
The Declaration is a clear signal to everyone that religious communities, religious leaders and the clergy are clearly and unequivocally condemning social exclusion, marginalization and outright discrimination society commits against survivors of conflict related sexual violence.
War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high
War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published on 19 June by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
On 19 June, ‘International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict’, we reflect upon where Bosnia and Herzegovina stands in addressing the legacy of sexual violence committed during the conflict of the Nineties, how the UN in BiH is responding and what still needs to be done to secure justice and redress to men and women who survived this hideous crime.