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  • 16 Sep 2014
    Together for Combating Climate Change: Workshop on opportunities of low-emission development for BiH

    Possibilities of low-emission development and international policy in the field of climate change were in the focus of a workshop organised by UNDP, with support of the European Foundation for Climate Change.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    UNDP Plans and Activities for 2015 – 2019 Presented to the RS Government Representatives

    The five-year plan of activities and key focus areas of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) were presented to representatives of the RS Government’s ministries and agencies by Ms. Zahira Virani, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Goran Vukmir, Head of the UNDP Regional Office in Banja Luka and UNDP Sector Leaders, in coordination with the RS Ministry of Economic Relations and Regional Cooperation.

  • 11 Sep 2014
    Montenegro hosted regional launch of the Human Development Report 2014

    After the global launch in Tokyo in July, Montenegro had the privilege to host regional presentation of the UNDP’s flagship publication- Global Human Development Report 2014. Entitled “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, the Report provides a human development perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. According to the Report, human development progress in developing countries of Europe & Central Asia has slowed, and the region continues to face significant socioeconomic and environmental challenges. However, the report also reveals that the countries in this region enjoy relatively high equality of education, health and living standards.

  • 10 Sep 2014
    Public Call for Expression of Interest by Local Self-government Units in Bosnia and Herzegovina to Participate in the project Reinforcement of Local Democracy IV - LOD IV

    LOD IV hereby invites local self-government units (LSGUs) that have not participated in a previous phases of LOD Project to express interest for participation in project implementation and providing support to civil society organisations (CSOs). The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest is the selection of a maximum of six partner LSGUs from BiH which will be provided technical assistance and capacity building aimed to strengthen relations and sustainable dialogue with civil society, as well as support further development and improvement of transparent mechanisms for allocation of funds earmarked for project financing of CSOs.

  • 10 Sep 2014
    Strengthening International Assistance Coordination Skills

    Under the auspices of the BiH Ministry for Security and United Nations Development Programme in BiH, within the Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative project, yesterday at the United Nations House has begun a two day seminar on the topic of “Strengthening International Assistance Coordination Skills”.

  • 09 Sep 2014
    Reconstructed Kindergarten in Bosanska Krupa – Building Better Conditions for a Happy Childhood

    Reconstructed and energy efficient kindergarten in Bosanska Krupa was officially opened today, to the joy of more than 110 children who will spend their pre-school days in a warm and safe place. Thanks to the activities of two projects implemented by UNDP, with funding of the European Union and the FBiH Environmental Protection Fund and co-financing of local authorities, the entire building was renovated, with thermal insulation installed, new teaching materials secured for the youngest ones, and also conditions created for inclusion of marginalised and children with special needs.

  • 08 Sep 2014
    Vulnerable Roma Families Receive Much Needed Help

    In Roma settlement near Doboj, one of the cities worst hit by floods, 57-year old Ferida Imsirević and her family, including eleven grandchildren and four grand-grandchildren, spent 25 days without water and electricity. “We were both hungry and thirsty“, says Ferida, as she waits in distribution line on hot August sun to receive food and hygienic packages. Other residents of the settlement impatiently gather around the truck with help waiting for their name to be called out.

  • 02 Sep 2014
    The Official Opening Ceremony of Reconstructed Bridges in Brđani and Dokanj in the area of Tuzla

    The official opening of two reconstructed bridges in Brđani in Tuzla, that suffered extensive damages during the recent floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, took place today. The ceremony was attended by Zekerijah Osmić, Minister of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Anne Havnør, Deputy Chief of the Mission, Embassy of Norway, Jasmin Imamović, Mayor of Tuzla, Major General Dieter Heidecker, Commander, EUFOR ALHEA, Jasmin Porobić, UNDP Human Security Programme Manager, and many residents of this area who gathered in order to express gratitude for the reconstruction of bridges.

  • 29 Aug 2014
    Public Call for SMEs - EU Floods Recovery Programme

    Prijaviti se mogu preduzeća koja se bave proizvodnjom i proizvodno-uslužnom djelatnošću koja su registrovana na području općina Maglaj, Odžak, Domaljevac-Šamac, Orašje, Tuzla, Sanski Most, Živinice, Zenica, Srebrenik, Lukavac, Žepče, Bijeljina, Šamac, Doboj, Prijedor, Banja Luka, Modriča, Laktaši, Srbac, Šekovici, Vukosavlje, Donji Žabar, Čelinac, Brčko.

  • 21 Aug 2014
    UNDP and Environmental Fund of Federation of BiH sign agreement on co-financing “Green Economic Development” project

    The Agreement on Co-financing the “Green Economic Development” project to the tune of BAM 3,782,500 has been signed earlier today in Sarajevo by Yuri Afanasiev, UNDP Resident Representative in BiH, and Safet Harbinja, director of the Environmental Fund of the Federation of BiH.

  • 15 Aug 2014
    European Union launches Euro 43.52 million worth Floods Recovery Programme for BiH

    The Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina launches the Floods Recovery Programme worth Euro 43.52 million, out of which EU co-finances EUR 42.24 million to help affected communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 14 Aug 2014
    Launch of Eight Local Initiatives for Development

    The Migration and Development Project is launching the implementation of local development initiatives together with 8 municipalities and cities in BiH (Jajce, Ključ, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Velika Kladuša, Nevesinje, Posušje and Ljubuški). All the initiatives originate from the local development strategies which were adopted by the municipalities/cities at the turn of the year 2013/2014. They are jointly financed by the Migration and Development Project funds, municipalities, diaspora and other project partners such as cantonal governments and final beneficiaries.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    EU Supports Flood Recovery Efforts

    Zahira Virani, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Resident Representative, continues with her visits to municipalities and cities that had suffered severe damages in floods that hit Bosnia and Herzegovina this spring. In her two-day official visit on August, 13th and 14th, Ms. Virani will visit Banja Luka, Doboj and Maglaj, meet with government representatives and sign a memorandum of understanding on continued cooperation and joint work on mitigating the consequences of catastrophic floods.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    International Youth Day 2014: Helping young people after floods

    A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year. The risks are especially great as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Stigma and shame often compound the problem, preventing them from seeking the support they need. For this year’s observance of International Youth Day, the United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young people locked in a chamber of isolation and silence.

  • 11 Aug 2014
    Summer Camps for Youth from the Flood Affected Areas

    Over 350 high-school students from ten BiH municipalities and towns that suffered the most during the May floods, in the period of 07-18 August 2014, will have an opportunity to take part in one of nine youth summer camps. The summer camps will be organized in four locations: Una, National park Kozara, Blagaj and Jahorina.

  • 07 Aug 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

    UNDP welcomes the current ceasefire and expresses its hopes for an agreement which ends hostilities and civilian suffering while also laying a foundation for sustainable peace. UNDP is supporting the Palestinians to assess immediate needs and chart a path for recovery and human development.

  • 04 Aug 2014
    Fifteen New Projects for the Population of Western Bosnia

    In her official three-day visit, Ms Zahira Virani, Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), paid a visit to flood-affected areas, as well as municipalities of Bihać, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Bosanski Petrovac and Ključ, as municipalities assisted by UNDP in the field of local development.

  • 31 Jul 2014
    Zahira Virani, UNDP DRR in BiH visit to flooded areas and municipalities to which UNDP provides local development support

    On Thursday, July 31st, first day of the official three-day visit to flooded areas and municipalities to which UNDP provides help in the development of capacities and improvement of life conditions for BiH citizens, Zahira Virani, Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in BiH will visit Bihać. In Bihać the official agreements on continuation of work, worth 1.68 million BAM, will be signed with the director of the Cantonal Hospital, Hajrudin Havić, having the majority of the funds provided by the Cantonal Hospital.

  • 26 Jul 2014
    Financial Sustainability of Local Government Training System in FBIH

    – During the 119th regular session held on the 12th of July 2014, the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH) announced the decision to ensure financial sustainability of the training system for employees and elected officials in local self-governments through a co-financing mechanism.

  • 25 Jul 2014
    New Development Projects Within ILDP

    Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP) together with 17 municipalities and cities across BiH (Bihać, Gradačac, Jablanica, Jajce, Ključ, Laktaši, Livno, Ljubuški, Lopare, Mrkonjić Grad, Nevesinje, Novo Sarajevo, Posušje, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Velika Kladuša, Vlasenica) is launching implementation of development projects. All projects originate from development strategies that have been developed last year as part of the ILDP’s support to the process of strategic planning at local level. The projects are jointly financed between the ILDP’s Seed Fund for Local Development and municipal/city administrations.

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