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04 Aug 2015 description
report RESET

Written by Marisa

In February of this year, the UN released a report calling for an upgrade in the technological tools deployed by peacekeeping forces. More specifically, they advocated an increase in the use of drones in humanitarian efforts, highlighting their ability to monitor and curb outbreaks of violence, and to gather information about the situation within conflict zones. So how could these mini flying robots aid peacekeeping efforts?

04 Aug 2015 description

DOBOJ, 24 July 2015 – Members of the BiH Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defense today completed a 5-day training on disposal of small caliber ammunition and usage of explosive waste incinerator in military ammunition disposal facility TROM in Doboj. This targeted training is an integral part of the project “Urgent action on ammunition destruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, supported by the Federal Republic of Germany.

30 Jul 2015 description

By unveiling commemorative plaques in the Municipality Building and the Health Care Centre in Maglaj today, the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Dr. Renzo Daviddi, the Mayor of Maglaj, Mr. Mehmed Mustabašić, and the Director of the Health Care Centre, Dr. Emira Drnda, celebrated the completion of rehabilitation works on eight public buildings in Maglaj by the EU Floods Recovery Programme.

20 Jul 2015 description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15 July 2015 at Vlašić organized the first meeting of the Interinstitutional working group of the project “Technology transfer for climate resilient flood management in Vrbas River Basin”, which is financed by Global Environment Fund in amount of five million US dollars.

20 Jul 2015 description

The Advisory Panel of the EU Floods Recovery Programme held its fourth meeting on 15 July 2015 in Sarajevo to discuss the progress of the floods recovery efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and future activities.

The Advisory Panel is a key component of the governance structure of the EU Floods Recovery Programme, composed of domestic institutions responsible for floods recovery efforts at the State, Entity and Brčko District levels, representatives of the EU Delegation to BiH as the donor, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the Programme implementing partner.

20 Jul 2015 description

19.3 million displaced by disasters but "mother nature not to blame"

In the last seven years, an estimated one person every second has been displaced by a disaster, with 19.3 million people forced to flee their homes in 2014 alone. Disaster displacement is on the rise, and as policy leaders worldwide advance towards the adoption of a post-2015 global agenda, the time has never been better to address it.

11 Jul 2015 description

Srebrenica, Bosnia-Hercegovina | AFP | Saturday 7/11/2015 - 07:45 GMT | 686 words

Pictures by Elvis Barukcic and Dimitar Dilcoff. Video by Rusmir Smajilhodzic and Viken Kantarci

by Rusmir SMAJILHODZIC / Calin NEACSU

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Srebrenica on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Muslims in the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II.

08 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11961

7481st Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

During a meeting held to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the massacres in Srebrenica, the Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have emphasized acceptance of those tragic events as genocide as a prerequisite for national reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

05 Jul 2015 description

U.S. Ambassador to BiH H.E. Maureen E. Cormack and UN Recovery Programme Manager Edis Arifagić, together with representatives of local authorities, have broken ground today in Bijeljina and Gradačac to officially mark the launch of the Durable Housing Solutions Project for families affected by floods and landslides in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The project is implemented by UNDP with financial support from USAID and in cooperation with the Federal Fund for Support to the Areas Affected by Natural Disaster in FBiH, NGO Open Network, and Hastor Foundation.

01 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

1 July 2015 – During a high-level commemorative event in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, perpetrated 20 years ago, and which, he said, “will forever weigh on the collective conscience of the international community.”

29 Jun 2015 description
report UN News Service

29 June 2015 – The Secretary-General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict today welcomed the decision by a Bosnian Herzegovinian court to secure conviction for and award compensatory damages to victims of war-time sexual violence, the United Nations confirmed today.

25 Jun 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Thursday 6/25/2015 - 19:29 GMT

Switzerland on Thursday authorised the extradition of former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric to Bosnia rather than Serbia, which had issued the war crimes warrant for his arrest.

Oric, who led Muslim forces in Bosnia's east during its 1992-1995 civil war, was arrested on June 10 in Geneva, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity against ethnic Serbs during the conflict.

19 Jun 2015 description

Sarajevo, 12.6.2015

The donation of the US Government in the amount of app. 65000 USD, were handed over today to the Demining Battalion of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

18 Jun 2015 description

Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition

A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

17 Jun 2015 description

Sarajevo, 15 June 2015 - On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2015, UNHCR shares reflections from key stakeholders in BiH on achievements, opportunities and challenges in the joint effort to help the country’s returnees and displaced people rebuild their lives in dignity.

Andrew Mayne, UNHCR Regional Representative for South Eastern Europe and UNHCR Representative in BiH:

14 Jun 2015 description

Sarajevo, 3.6.2015

Funds in the amount of 800,000 KM for the purpose of mine action in BiH in 2015, presenting continuation of German assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation of 6 projects of clearance and technical survey in the municipalities of Konjic, Maglaj and Lukavac, at total size of 414,879 m2, will be allocated by German Embassy. As previously, funds will be channeled through ITF-Enhancing Human Security .

10 Jun 2015 description

In accordance with the public call of the EU Floods Recovery Programme aimed at providing grants to individuals who suffered damage as a result of May 2014 floods with the aim of helping them recover their economic standing in selected local administration units, UNDP set up a commission for evaluation of applications received from local administration units in FBiH, RS and Brčko District. The commission was composed of: