New WHO study on health and well-being of Europe’s youth reveals that obesity continues to rise
A new WHO report, launched on 17 May at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal, reveals that the number of obese adolescents is continuing to rise in many countries across the WHO European Region.
How do media in Bosnia and Herzegovina report on the issues of violence against women?
Research conducted in 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina shows that, although media report on violence almost daily, reporting about violence against women is sensationalistic.
3 out of 4 people suffering from major depression do not receive adequate treatment
World Health Day 2017 focuses on depression – the second-largest contributor to disability or health loss and a leading underlying cause for the 128 000 suicide deaths that occur each year in the WHO European Region. Despite being very common and affecting anyone at any stage of life, depression is still vastly under-recognized and under-treated; there is, consequently, a need to open up dialogue and tackle the stigma associated with this disabling condition.
Towards Creating a World with Equal Rights and Opportunities for All - SDG Conference
The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of the commitment by a country to fully assume the responsibility for the goals were the focus of the conference attended by the Special Representative of the European Union in BiH, ambassadors of Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the Special Envoy for the SDGs...
Speech of UN Resident Coordinator at SDG Conference in Sarajevo
"In a world where conflict and insecurity abound, the 2030 Agenda is also an agenda for peace. It is a recognition that development and peace go hand in hand. You cannot achieve one unless you achieve the other."
World Water Day 2017
Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.
Best "Postcards from the Future" awarded on the International Day of Happiness
The youngest award-winning author is seven-year-old Fatima Kadić, whose vision of the future is a world without divisions. "I wish that my friends could go to school together. We get together and we play together, until we have to go to school where we are separated in class", said Fatima, accepting her award.
The Secretary-General's message on International Women’s Day
"Gender equality is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the global plan agreed by leaders of all countries to meet the challenges we face." - António Guterres, UN Secretary General
Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
“We want to construct a different world of work for women. As they grow up, girls must be exposed to a broad range of careers, and encouraged to make choices that lead beyond the traditional service and care options to jobs in industry, art, public service, modern agriculture and science...” - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director
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
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.
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
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.
Message of the UN Secretary-General on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
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
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).