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18 Aug 2017 description

AUGUST 17, 2017
FEATURE
By Alice Greider

During the peak of the European migration and refugee crisis, hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants arrived in the European Union via the Western Balkans. In 2015, 600,000 registered at the Presevo camp alone, on the border of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Key components of crisis management fell to non-EU states along the Western Balkans route, primarily Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which paradoxically were not consulted on broader, European-wide responses.

17 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), within the project "Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative", in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Physical Planning and the City of Zenica, has begun works on the rehabilitation of the Vardište landslide in Zenica. This landslide directly jeopardizes 12 houses in the Kočeva river zone, as well as the local road used by 88 households of the local community Brod.

18 Jul 2017 description

European Union Assistance to Stockpile Management, Technical Support, and Ammunition Surplus Reduction - EU STAR officially started with the ceremonial signing of a contract between Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Sezin Sinanoglu, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the presence of BiH Defense Minister Marina Pendeš and EUFOR Commander Major General Anton Waldner.

17 Jul 2017 description
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Purpose: To analyse the general context for housing solutions and compensation in other contexts in order to make relevant recommendations for Ukraine on the ways ahead of policy formation, formation of compensation, restitution and compensation claims, development of housing programs. Through looking at the case studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Georgia, Molodva and Serbia, the Housing, Land, and Property Technical Working Group found the following general trends that Ukraine should take into consideration:

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11 Jul 2017 description

On the occasion of the International Gun Destruction Day - 9 July, the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Coordination Board of BiH organised destruction of more than 1,450 pieces of small arms and light weapons and more than 1,070 pieces of arms components at Jelisingrad smelter in Banja Luka.

The event was attended by the representatives of the police agencies, BiH Ministry of Defense, EU in BiH, and UNDP BiH.

01 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Imagine a city destroyed by a natural disaster, killing people and wiping away infrastructure. For instance, an earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2010, killing over 200,000 people and displacing around 895,000.

30 Jun 2017 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

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- **Impartiality** – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- **Staff Integrity** – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- **Continuous Improvement** – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

29 Jun 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, genocide in Rwanda, civilian casualties in Afghanistan, security gaps in Libya, and the inability of the international community to protect civilians during the war in Syria.

29 Jun 2017 description

Sarajevo, 29 June 2017: The International Commission on Missing Persons has launched a new on-line application called the “Site Locator” to assist in locating sites, such as mass or clandestine graves, where the mortal remains of missing persons could be hidden. The Site Locator is intended for global use, but is initially being launched in the Western Balkans to assist in locating the remaining 12,000 persons missing from the conflicts of the 1990s.

27 Jun 2017 description

BRUSSELS, 27 June 2017 − Today, the EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and the Director of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Michael Georg Link launched a new project to support democratic elections in the Western Balkans.

27 Jun 2017 description

In 2016, GICHD staff visited and supported 57 countries to improve mine action globally and locally.

Read stories in the annual report about how we have supported countries such as Zimbabwe to develop a national mine action strategy; Thailand to conduct a non-technical survey project; and, Ukraine to train operators on the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA).

21 Jun 2017 description
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OSCE issues report on combating impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO, 21 June 2017 – The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today in Sarajevo presented the third in a series of reports that highlights progress achieved by the country’s justice sector between 2014 and 2016 in tackling cases of sexual violence committed during the 1992-1995 war, as well as recommendations on how to enhance these efforts.

21 Jun 2017 description

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through "Initiative for Disaster Risk Reduction" handed over the Disaster Risk Analysis System (DRAS) to Tuzla and Doboj Mayors. DRAS is an online platform that provides accurate information to citizens and decision makers on exposure to floods and landslides and is currently available for Tuzla and Doboj. The development of DRAS platform was financed by the Government of Turkey.

16 Jun 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, genocide in Rwanda, civilian casualties in Afghanistan, security gaps in Libya, and the inability of the international community to protect civilians during the war in Syria.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.