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15 Jan 2018 description
Executive Summary

In the report, A Feminist Perspective on Post-Conflict Restructuring and Recovery – the Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina we argue that an economic reform agenda introduced in a post-conflict country that is not underpinned by a rigorous feminist conflict and gender analysis, will contribute to a continuum of entrenched structural and gender inequalities.

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land


05 Jan 2018 description

Sarajevo – IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, is responding to increased numbers of migrants crossing into Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The latest arrivals originate mostly from North Africa, through Greece, Albania, and neighboring Montenegro.

The numbers are small in global terms, but nationally significant. Border police detained 735 irregular migrants in 2017, compared with fewer than 100 in all of 2016.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

02 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

31 DECEMBER 2017

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Koro Bessho (Japan):

26 Dec 2017 description


Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.

21 Dec 2017 description

Vienna, Geneva - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) has concluded in Vienna, Austria, recording success in stockpile destruction with Belarus announcing it had destroyed over three million stockpiled landmines bringing to 159 the number of States that no longer have destruction obligations under the Convention. With Belarus' stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 51 million landmines.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

12 Dec 2017 description

SARAJEVO, 12 December 2017 – The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina marked the successful completion of the War Crimes Capacity Building Project at a ceremony in Sarajevo today. The project was a part of the OSCE Mission’s long-standing support to the development of the judiciary and its capacity to process war crimes cases.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land


06 Dec 2017 description

Over the past twenty years since signing the Dayton Peace Agreement, the authorities in BiH at all levels have been working hard to resolve the issues of protracted displacement. However, the remaining challenges call for solutions that require stronger co-ordination between the participants and more specific defining of needs and sources of funding.

04 Dec 2017 description

New FAO report reveals food insecurity, nutrition problems in Europe and Central Asia

Some 14.3 million adults are still not getting the food they need and malnutrition is on the rise

4 December 2017, Budapest/Rome – The countries of Europe and Central Asia have made good progress reducing the prevalence of undernourishment, but some 14.3 million women and men in the region are still not getting the food they need and malnutrition problems are on the rise, according to an FAO report published today.

04 Dec 2017 description

Aldin Karavdić was tending a herd of goats close to his family's home when he stepped on a landmine. The 16-year-old suffered severe injuries, especially to his right leg – luckily, doctors were able to save it. In these hills near the city of Mostar, many children used to herd the family cattle. But that was before residents learned that the area was littered with mines and unexploded ordnance from the Bosnian war.

22 Nov 2017 description

GENEVA (22 November 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has hailed the conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, calling it a “momentous victory for justice.”

22 Nov 2017 description

During 2017, the Law on Water of Republika Srpska is aligned with the EU Floods Directive, which defines the method of flood risk assessment and management in order to reduce the harmful effects that floods pose to humans, economic activity and the environment. By incorporating this Directive into the legislative framework in the water management sector in Republika Srpska, a legal basis for better flood risk management was created.

19 Nov 2017 description

Steps that need to be taken in order to make Bosnia and Herzegovina mine free by 2025 were in the focus of the Board of Donors Meeting held on the 13th of November 2017 by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Demining Commission in BiH and the Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center (BHMAC), in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

07 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Urging all parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina to step up the pace of reforms and to refrain from polarizing actions and rhetoric, the Security Council today renewed its authorization of the European-led multinational stabilization force (EUFOR ALTHEA) for one further year before commencing a debate on the situation in the country.

03 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

Start of the project Integrated socio-economic support to landmine victims in BiH

International non-governmental organisation World Vision, announces the start of the EU funded project „Integrated socio-economic support to landmine victims in BiH”. This two-year project aims to provide economic and social support for 200 landmine victims and their families in BiH.