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18 Nov 2014
Signing of the Contract for the Supply of Vehicles for Transport of Dialysis Patients in 4 Municipalities Affected by Floods
H.E. Miroslav Lajcak, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic and Yuri Afanasiev, the UN Resident Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina have signed the Contract on Co-financing under which the Government of Slovakia shall donate the funds required for the procurement of 4 (four) vehicles for everyday transport of dialysis patients.
13 Nov 2014
56 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in BiH to receive enterprise recovery grants under the EU Floods Recovery Programme
After a stringent selection and evaluation process of applications, the European Union Floods Recovery Programme has selected 56 Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 24 municipalities across the flooded areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina to receive an enterprise recovery grant. The selected SMEs will be provided with a total of more than 1.43 million EUR (2.8 million BAM) in financial support from the European Union.
11 Nov 2014
Aiming to assist local communities affected by the floods in May, the European Union (EU) allocated an additional 767,000 EUR from the Instrument for Stability fund to the project EXPLODE.
10 Nov 2014
SALW Collection Campaign Trail in Bosnia and Herzegovina Continues in Čapljina, Mostar, Visoko, Vogošća, Ilidža and Sarajevo
The SALW collection- and awareness-raising campaign “Be on the Right Side – Choose Life without Weapons” is being implemented in tandem with the one-year amnesty, declared throughout the country, allowing for the voluntary surrender of illicitly held weapons, ammunition, and explosive ordnances without legal repercussions, as well as the legalization of some of these firearms.
10 Nov 2014
Open Call to Civil Society Organisations, Non-Formal Groups and Individuals for Submission of Project Proposals Joint Project of United Nations: „Dialogue for the Future“
The project Dialogue for the Future is a joint initiative of the Presidency of BiH and the United Nations (UN). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with the Presidency of BiH will work on rising the engagement of citizens in peacebuilding and the improvement of attitudes and opinions on coexistence, trust-building and intercultural understanding through three main components of the project: dialogue platform, grants program and communications, in the course of 18 months.
07 Nov 2014
The milk cooling tanks, milk cans, milk meters and, other equipment for milk production have been distributed to returnee communities and small farmers in Canton 10, to whom the production of milk is the only income. This valuable donation in municipalities Drvar, Bosansko Grahovo and Kupres was provided by United Nation’s Human Security Trust Fund (UNHSTF), as part of the project “Application of the Concept of Human Security in order to Stabilize Communities in Canton 10”.
06 Nov 2014
Strategic Preparation and Prevention Within and Between States Crucial for Managing Natural Disasters, South East Europe Conference Concludes
SARAJEVO, 6 November 2014 – Sharing of information and solutions for reducing flood risk, and enhancing cross-border cooperation in risk mitigation and flood protection was discussed during a two-day regional conference “Floods in South East Europe – Lessons learned and ways ahead” that concluded in Sarajevo today. The conference was organized by the Security Ministry of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the OSCE Mission to BiH, UNDP Office in BiH and RACVIAC Centre for Security Co-operation.
05 Nov 2014
EU Delegation to BiH, EU Member States Ambassadors and Diplomats visit facilities in Bijeljina rehabilitated within the EU Floods Recovery Programme
The Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina Melvin Asin together with Ambassador of Sweden Fredrik Schiller, Ambassador of Spain Maria Aurora Mejia Errasquin, Ambassador of Romania Filip Teodorescu, Ambassador of Croatia Ivan del Vechio, Head of the Diplomatic Bureau of Belgium Jean-Pierre Biebuyck, Deputy Head of Mission of Hungary Anikó Gyenge, Deputy/Charge d’affaires of Czech Republic Klara von Kriegsheim Kadlecova and Development Officer at the Czech Embassy Olga Zdralkova, visited Bijeljina today.
30 Oct 2014
Rehabilitation of 111 housing units completed under EU Floods Recovery Programme; selection of further beneficiaries under way
Today marks the completion of 111 housing units rehabilitated through the emergency housing assistance component of the EU Floods Recovery Programme. Thanks to EU funds, 30 families from Banja Luka, 25 from Bijeljina, 21 from Doboj, 15 from Orašje, eight from Živinice, seven from Maglaj, three from Tuzla, and one from both Lopare and Šamac have got their homes back.
29 Oct 2014
Every day across the globe 1,500 people lose their lives in armed violence; each year 12 billion rounds are produced and every arms-related death is followed by another 28 cases of injury. These facts warn of the necessity to work continuously in promoting peace and disarmament. To mark the Disarmament Week, a sculpture by Darko Sobot, Bosnian sculptor was unveiled at the United Nations House in Sarajevo on Wednesday 29 October 2014. This work of art brings the same message of non-violence and peace-building as sculptures such as 'Nonviolence' and 'Swords to Plowshares’ which sit outside the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York. From now on, the UN House in BiH will contain a constant reminder of the importance of the process of disarmament and the dangers of illegal weapons.
29 Oct 2014
The European Union Floods Recovery Programme is planning to provide intervention assistance for reconstruction of housing units in flood affected areas. The assistance will include reconstruction of housing units in the municipalities of Sanski Most, Prijedor, Banja Luka, Laktaši, Tuzla, Živinice, Modriča, Srebrenik, Lukavac, Zenica, Žepče.
27 Oct 2014
The Ministry of Security BiH, supported by the UNDP BiH, is organizing today a Roundtable on the topic of "The introduction of the unique emergency call number 112” in the Operational and communication center of BiH-112. This Round Table is an activity foreseen by the current project document " Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina“, implemented by the Ministry of Security BiH and UNDP BiH, and in cooperation with the Office for Civil Protection of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), Republika Srpska Directorate for Protection and Rescue, Department of Public Safety of Brcko District, cantonal and municipal authorities and relevant agencies, civil society organizations and international organizations.
27 Oct 2014
United Nations Day is celebrated with various activities across the globe to mark the adoption of the United Nations Charter and its fundamental principles of global tolerance, dialogue and peace. Under the slogan For many days of play and joy (Za pUNo DANa igre i radosti), United Nations Day will be celebrated with voluntary actions to set up and improve playgrounds in Doboj, Sanski Most, Kladanj, Čelinac and Šamac on 27 October. Activities will gather more than 300 local volunteers, employees of United Nations agencies and members of civil society organisations, who will jointly set up the equipment, paint the facades and improve playgrounds and facilities that cater for more than 1,700 children and citizens of communities affected by floods of this May.
25 Oct 2014
Expert workshop, “Programme of engineers’ professional development”, was organised by United Nations Development Programme BiH (UNDP) in partnership with Environmental Fund of Federation of BiH on October 22nd and 23rd in Technological Park INTERA in Mostar, within the framework of the project Green Economic Development (GED).
24 Oct 2014
The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll. Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven playing field."
23 Oct 2014
The rehabilitated Elementary School “19. April” in Derventa was reopened today, symbolically marking the beginning of the new school year. The school suffered severe damage during the floods in June 2010 and in May 2014. The total value of EU investment for the school's post-flood rehabilitation was 52,842.47 EUR (103,350.89 BAM), and the rehabilitation works included electricity refitting, new sanitary systems, new flooring, joinery replacement, refurbishing of walls and a new facade. The school has a total of 677 students, and classes were organised without obstructions while the rehabilitation works were ongoing.
20 Oct 2014
The UNDP, supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is hosting a DRR Mainstreaming Crash course on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation for UN Staff.
17 Oct 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre (BHMAC) has cooperatively organised a round-table event along with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that features international experts from UNDP, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Implementation Support Unit of the AP Mine Ban Treaty (ISU). In a knowledge-sharing session attended by key national and international partners, the experts from the specialized fields shared know-how on land release methods for improving the rate of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s mine clearance.
17 Oct 2014
On Friday, 17 October 2014, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH Dr Daviddi officially opened the Mixed Secondary School Maglaj and Edhem Mulabdić High School in Maglaj, both reconstructed as part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme funded by the European Union. The school suffered severe damage during the floods in May 2014. The EU-financed restoration works included electricity refitting, new heating system, new sanitary systems, new flooring, joinery replacement, refurbishing of walls, thermo-insulated facade and roof. The total value of EU investment for the school rehabilitation was 339,733.78 EUR (664,461.51 KM).
15 Oct 2014
When the water level in Olovo started to raise, no one believed to which proportions it could go, no one could believe that Municipality Olovo is in great threat of flooding. And it happened, the River overflowed its banks, sank all first floors, houses, schools, reaching 170 meters in height. Most abundant rains in last 120 years, in May this year lead to catastrophe in many cities and municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Olovo was among them.