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.
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.
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.
SARAJEVO, 13 July 2015 – The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) presented today in Sarajevo its latest report entitled Combating Impunity for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Progress and Challenges.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 .
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:
SARAJEVO, 8 June 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina donated today valuable technical demining equipment to the FBiH Civil protection administration and the RS Civil protection administration. Strengthening the preparedness and capacities of relevant institutions in demining activities represents an important step toward the aim of making Bosnia and Herzegovina free of mines and explosive ordnances, remnants of war.
2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète
Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.
Voices around the world are demanding leadership and action in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This is the year when world leaders come together to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. The new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.