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...
External Vacancy Notice for Communication/PI Associate
The Regional Office for South Eastern Europe of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates interested to apply for the Communication/PI Associate position.
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.
Nature in the focus of the World Environment Day 2017!
Representatives of administrations and NGOs will gather in Sarajevo on 5 June in the Botanical Garden of the country’s National Museum. There, they will highlight the benefits brought by protecting nature, such as cleaner air and water, while viewing artistic performances inspired by nature.
EU and UN Women launch initiative focusing on Ending Violence against Women and Girls
Half of all women have been subjected to some form of violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A serious violation of basic human rights, violence against women and girls is widespread here, and often seen as socially acceptable behavior justified by traditional patriarchal concepts.
World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development
Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and, according to a first-ever WHO report, reduce large-scale environmental degradation.
Joint action at the land-border Gradiška, within the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme
Officers of the Indirect Taxation Authority of BiH and Customs Administration of Croatia conducted joint operational activity focused on prevention of illicit drug trafficking and other smuggling activities that exploit maritime containers transported to Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as through the region. The action took place between 29 and 31 of May 2017.
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.