Results of Public Call for selection of projects for rehabilitation of landslides in municipalities in the territory of Federation of BiHJun 16, 2016Based on the collected information and in accordance to the terms of scoring, the Commission for the evaluation and ranking of projects submitted to the Public Call has chosen the following locations for the implementation of projects of rehabilitation of landslides in the territory of the Federation BiH: BIHAĆ – landslide Gornji Rekići; VISOKO – landslide Klisa; ZENICA – landslide Bare; NOVO SARAJEVO – landslide K1 i K2 Pofalići; and USORA – landslide Pejići.
Recruitment of women, gender trainings key to establishing modern armies in the Western BalkansJun 15, 2016Belgrade, Serbia, 15 June – It’s time for many more women to join the ranks of the military in the Western Balkans, said the U.N. development programme (UNDP), concluding the first phase of a three-year programme that has trained over 4,000 cadres on principles of gender equality.
Public call to partner local government to submit project proposals for 13 municipalities and citiesJun 14, 2016This public call (for Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Doboj, Gradiška, Mostar, Maglaj, Odžak, Orašje, Prijedor, Srebrenik, Šamac, Tuzla and Žepče) is part of the Local Integrated Development Project 2016-2018 (LID), financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the State Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, the Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Federation of BiH, the Ministry of Administration and Local Self-Government of RS and the two Associations of Cities and Municipalities.
Donation of the equipment to the Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Geological Survey of Republika SrpskaJun 14, 2016The Government of Japan entrusted UNDP with the 2.94 million USD for the project Landslide Disaster Risk Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Project’s aim is to reduce threats posed by landslides through rehabilitation of landslides and increasing of capacities in some of the most hazard-prone areas in the country.
Opening of White Trail within the Via Dinarica – a contribution to development of platform for sustainable tourism development and local economic growth project in BiHJun 11, 2016"Via Dinarica’s" "White trail" was opened in the Blidinje Nature Park which contributed towards the further development of a platform for sustainable development of tourism and local economic growth in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). "Via Dinarica" project has been implemented and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, since 2014. The objectives of this initiative are to promote the dinar corridors and reducing economic, social and regional disparities in BiH, through the affirmation of Via Dinarica as a regional tourist destination and increase competitiveness in the field of adventure and recreational tourism that promotes the natural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Film star Michelle Yeoh kicks off UNDP’s panda cub-naming competition to promote Global GoalsJun 8, 2016CHENGDU, China — Award-winning global movie star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh has teamed up with UNDP’s first-ever Animal Ambassadors, two panda cubs, to kick off the Pandas for the Global Goals campaign. The highlight of the initiative is a worldwide competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the opportunity to name the two rare baby pandas.
EU and UNDP support more than 100,000 people in BiH through Local Integrated Development projectMay 31, 2016United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in BiH signed today in Doboj Memorandum of Understanding and Letters of Commitment with Mayors of 21 municipalities and cities in BiH, by which they declared their commitment to support the local integrated development project, which will enable inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development, enhance good governance practices and development of local infrastructure and services in their communities. Following the public call, these municipalities and cites were selected to participate in the EUR 6.6 million worth EU funded project “Local Integrated Development” (LID) : Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Čelinac, Doboj, Foča, Goražde, Gradiška, Konjic, Mostar, Maglaj, Modriča, Novi Grad, Odžak, Orašje, Prijedor, Srebrenik, Šamac, Tuzla, Vareš, Žepče and Živinice.
Through better municipal performance and business environment towards improved services for the citizens, economic prospects and employment opportunitiesMay 27, 2016An agreement for the Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance (MEG) Project has been signed today between the representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This 12-year initiative, supported by the Swiss Government, will be implemented by UNDP. Its overall goal is to support democratic local governance and improve quality of public services, focusing on the economic and environmental sectors.
Trebinje Heading Towards A More Humane Addressing of the Stray Dog IssueMay 26, 2016The two-day workshop organized and administered by the United Nations Development Programme of Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP BiH) in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the city of Trebinje has been attended by 30 representatives of the local community, city administration, dog asylum, veterinary profession, educational institutions, hunting associations and media, who have come together in order to achieve mutual understanding of the local situation related to the stray dog issue in the city of Trebinje.
The Administrator of UNDP Helen Clark talked with the young entrepreneurs in BiH about the challenges and solutions to the youth unemployment problem in Bosnia and HerzegovinaMay 23, 2016During her visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Administrator of UNDP, Helen Clark, met with the young entrepreneurs from BiH, who presented their projects and solutions to the questions related to the peace and reconciliation, as well as youth employment and economic future of BiH. The focus of the discussion was on how to enable bigger enrolment of youth in decision making processes and their involvement in national, regional and global processes.