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

  • World Water Day 2017

    Gotovo 1,8 milijarda ljudi nema pristup čistoj vodi za piće, izlažući se svakodnevno opasnosti da obole od kolere, dizenterije, tifusa i polia. Ciljevi održivog razvoja uključuju omogućavanje pristupa čistoj i zdravoj vodi za sve ljude na planeti do 2030. godine, čime je fokus stavljen na vodu kao ključno pitanje u borbi za iskorjenjivanje ekstremnog siromaštva.

  • 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