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

  • 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.