UN Country Team in BiH - Joint Statement - 14 November 2019
The United Nations in BiH urges authorities in Una Sana Canton not to restrict the freedom of movement of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees and for State authorities to immediately identify a viable new location for migrant reception and accommodation
Join the plastic-free workspace initiative: UN House to become first single-use plastic-free workspace in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact us to become part of the plastic-free workspaces movement as a solution to an ever-increasing contamination with plastics!
UN Country Team in BiH: Joint Statement on reports of on-going Relocation of Migrants and Refugees including minors to the Vucjak site
16 October 2019 - The UN in BiH strongly urges the authorities to act swiftly on alternate accommodation space.
Conference on responses to South-East Europe’s demographic changes to take place in Sarajevo
The conference “Population Dynamics, Human Capital and Sustainable Development in South-East Europe”, on how to respond to South-East Europe’s demographic changes by strengthening human capital, gender equality and human rights will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 21-22 October 2019.
PRESS RELEASE - End of visit statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales
At the end of his official visit to BiH (24 September – 1 October 2019), Felipe González Morales, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants urged authorities at all levels in BiH to work together towards a State-led response to the migration situation.
JOINT STATEMENT – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION
In recognition of the dedicated efforts of countries, communities and people worldwide to prevent and reduce disaster risks, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is celebrated every October 13. READ THE JOINT STATEMENT
POSITIVE ENGAGEMENTS YIELD HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng’s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina urges greater support to BiH citizens who are leading by positive example; and unity of action and purpose by the international community. 6 - 10 October 2019
Global Sustainable Development Report 2019
The first Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) was released on 11 September 2019. Written by an Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the Secretary-General, the report calls for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades.
Joint Statement on Successfully Holding Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Pride March
We congratulate the Organizing Committee, March participants, local institutions, and citizens of BiH on successfully holding Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Pride March. The people of BiH came together to reject fear and hate and instead demonstrated to the world that BiH is indeed an open and tolerant country that respects the rights of all individuals. (...)
UN Opens Applications for Youth Climate Summit in New York, Announces “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action
APPLY BY 19 JULY: Young climate activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers are encouraged to apply for the United Nations' first ever Youth Climate Summit on September 21. Step up action on the climate crisis with young leaders from around the world 🌎 #ClimateAction
International Conference ‘Stopping genocide and holocaust denial’ Sarajevo, 20 June 2019
Video-message by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, delivered at the International Conference on ‘Stopping genocide and holocaust denial’ held in Sarajevo, 20 June 2019
Growing at a slower pace, world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100: UN Report
The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report launched on 17 June.
The "World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights", which is published by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, provides a comprehensive overview of global demographic patterns and prospects.
UN Country Team in BiH: Joint Statement on Relocation of Migrants and Refugees to a location near Bihać
Today, authorities in Una Sana Canton have started the relocation of migrants and refugees residing in private accommodation in Bihac to a new location identified by the Bihac City Council as “Vucjak”. The UN expresses serious concern with regard to this decision, as we firmly believe that this location is entirely inadequate for the purpose of accommodating people there. We call upon the authorities to immediately cease this relocation until a more suitable place is available. The UN urges the authorities to allow migrants and refugees already relocated to “Vucjak” to return.
SDG Business Week 2019, 10-13 June
The SDG Business Week is starting today in Sarajevo! This year, the agenda will consist of public and free webinars, partner events and the SDG Business Pioneers Award. Come and join us to promote the Sustainable Development Goals!
Joint statement on the occasion of IDAHOT: Human rights are universal and apply equally to all people
17 May 2019 - Today on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), we, the undersigned, express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Read the Joint statement.
Vacancy notice - UNESCO Antenna Office in Sarajevo
Vacancy notice - Office Assistant Position at the UNESCO Antenna Office in Sarajevo. Deadline for applications: 7 June 2019