United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is comprised of thirteen UN Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies (FAO, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UNV, UN Women, WHO), the Bretton Woods Institutions (World Bank, IMF) and ICTY. The work of the UNCT is being coordinated through the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator and framed within the One UN Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015-2019 representing the strategic programmatic and financial basis for the development partnership between the United Nations and the country.





Recent News

  • Joint Message on World Teacher's Day 2018

    On this World Teachers’ Day, as we celebrate teachers’ important contributions to improving the lives of children and youth around the world, we reaffirm our commitment to increasing the global supply of qualified teachers. We urge all governments and the international community to join us in this endeavour, so that all children and young people, no matter their circumstances, can secure their right to quality education and a better future.

  • Call for Expression of Interest - UN Joint Program “Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Conflict Related Sexual Violence Survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

    In the framework of the UN Joint Program “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 of two additional civil society organizations for taking part in the advisory board (CSOs Group).

  • Statement by Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the decision by the RS National Assembly to revoke endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report

    "Rejection of the Commission’s findings is a step backwards for Bosnia and Herzegovina. It undermines the rule of law and national and international efforts to achieve justice for victims of crimes committed against people of all ethnicities during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war."

  • Focus on Safe Spaces for Youth - International Youth Day 2018

    In order for youth to fully develop their potential, youth need access to a quality education, to speak up and share their opinions, and to earn an income; none of which is possible unless youth feel safe and free from violenc

  • PUBLIC CALL (BCS only): dostavljanje projektnih prijedloga (DFF)

    Sveobuhvatna tema Javnog poziva je izgradnja mira i poboljšanje društvene kohezije u Bosni i Hercegovini sa naglaskom na mlade, ravnopravnost spolova, osnaživanje žena i podršku ranjivim skupinama i posebno doprinose postignućima u ostvarenju podciljeva UN-ovih Ciljeva održivog razvoja s posebnim osvrtom na Cilj broj 16 koji se odnosi na promicanje mirnih i inkluzivnih društava za održivi razvoj, pružanje pristupa pravdi za sve i izgradnji učinkovitih i odgovornih institucija na svim nivoima.

  • Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

    In its annual Global Trends report, released today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017. Among them were 16.2 million people who became displaced during 2017 itself, either for the first time or repeatedly – indicating a huge number of people on the move and equivalent to 44,500 people being displaced each day, or a person becoming displaced every two seconds.

  • Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on World Refugee Day 2018

    "On World Refugee Day, it’s time to recognise their humanity in action – and challenge ourselves, and others, to join them – in receiving and supporting refugees in our schools, neighbourhoods, and workplaces. This is where solidarity starts – with all of us."

  • Businesses play important role in delivery of SDGs

    More than 400 representatives from all levels of government, business sector and academia, gathered at the Conference that was organised under the SDGs Roll-out and Private Sector Engagement project funded by the Embassy of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina and implemented by the United Nations Country Team in BiH.

  • SDGs in focus of multi-stakeholder consultations

    Multi-stakeholder consultations are being organised in Sarajevo to promote increased understanding, discussion and multi-level planning around SDGs. The consultations are organised by the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina with expert support from the larger UN development system. The event is implemented under the SDGs Roll-out and Private Sector Engagement project funded by the Embassy of Sweden in BiH.

  • Internship opportunity - UNHCR Sarajevo

    The Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for South Eastern Europe, is currently looking for a talented and highly motivated candidate with an outstanding interest to perform an internship in the field of Administration.