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  • 10 Jun 2014
    Velino Selo - Working Together Towards Recovery

    A quarter of the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina is directly affected by the consequences of unprecedented floods in our country. Velino Selo near Bijeljina is one of the villages that remained the longest under water, and whose inhabitants were, fortunately, successfully evacuated after the embankments collapsed under the water torrent.

  • 06 Jun 2014
    500 tonnes of aid for farmers in flooded areas

    Over the past week, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delivered 500 tonnes of concentrate animal feed, fertiliser and seeds to farmers in 15 flood-affected municipalities. The aim of UNDP is to assist farmers in re-planting during June and to ensure that livestock is preserved in the most severely affected areas. Supply and delivery of aid valued at 460,000 BAM has been implemented by UNDP through funds provided by the Government of Norway and US Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • 05 Jun 2014
    World Environment Day, June 5: Future of the Planet Lies in Our Own Hands

    The marking of World Environment Day on June 5 is a way to raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection, so as to mobilise as many people as possible and to undertake concrete measures and activities.

  • 30 May 2014
    UN Aid Continues to Arrive

    United Nations delivered 90 tons of the most essential emergency items, equipment and supplies to Bosnia and Herzegovina and is leading coordinated floods response of international community. In the first days of the floods UN agencies obtained 5.5 million USD and already delivered 3 million worth of aid, emergency items and supplies to 22 flood hit municipalities. UN OCHA, IOM, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, WHO and WFP provided food, water, medicines, water pumps, purifiers and generators for population in flooded areas, in close coordination with the state Ministry of Security, governments at all levels, Civilian Protection, local communities and NGOs countrywide.

  • 27 May 2014
    Drinking Water for Residents of the Village of Pridjel Gornji

    The Bosna River flooded homes and households, leaving 2500 residents of the village of Pridjel Gornji without water for days.

  • 22 May 2014
    UNDP: Flooding unearths landmine danger

    Record flooding in the Balkans region in recent days could increase the risk of injuries and deaths from landmine accidents in Bosnia and Herzegovina, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and BH Mine Action Centre (BHMAC).

  • 20 May 2014
    UN agencies deploy 1.5 million USD assistance to flood affected areas

    More than 1.5 million US dollars of assistance to flood affected areas has been secured by the UN agencies. The assistance includes food, medicines and hygiene kits, pumps, water tanks and filters, dehumidifiers, power generators, tents and sleeping bags.

  • 19 May 2014
    Joint Statement by International Organisations – Coordinating Flood Assistance

    International organisations and embassies extend their deepest sympathies to all those who have lost their loved ones and to the communities that have suffered unprecedented damage. Images and testimonies from the areas affected indicate the scale of the natural disaster, as well as the exceptional bravery and selflessness of all citizens and of the services that are making superhuman efforts to fight the floods and their devastating consequences. We are all humbled by the volunteer spirit of all the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina in helping each other in this time of need.

  • 16 May 2014
    UN Country Team Response to Floods in BiH

    The United Nations Country Team in BiH has identified some $400,000 in financial assistance as an initial contribution to support BIH authorities and citizens to address humanitarian needs resulting from the unprecedented floods. In addition UN Agencies will contribute in kind assistance and supplies of food, pumps, warehousing and transport capabilities, humanitarian and school supplies and other materials.

  • 13 May 2014
    Public Call for Papers on Migration in Function of Development

    Authors/researchers or teams of thereof are kindly invited to submit summaries of empirical research papers addressing migration issues in the context of social and economic development in Bosnia and Herzegovina or countries of the region (Montenegro, Croatia, FYROM and/or Serbia), to be presented at a research workshop on “Migration in Function of Development”, and published in the respective workshop proceedings.

  • 25 Apr 2014
    Unexplored Treasures of „Via Dinarica“ Presented

    On April 25th final presentation of the “Via Dinarica” project was organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Association of Adventure Tourism in BiH (ATA). The ceremony took place on Trebević Mountain and was attended by numerous participants and guests from BiH and neighbor countries.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Public Consultations on Pre-Draft Law on Development Planning and Management in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Public consultations on the Pre-Draft Law on Development Planning and Management in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) were held today under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Federal Development Planning Institute.

  • 18 Apr 2014
    Continuation of Support to Reinforcement of Local Democracy

    Within the UNDP's project Reinforcement of Local Democracy III – LOD III funded by EU, a two-day Civil Society Organisations Conference on Provision of Services in Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Sarajevo on April 16-17, 2014. Over 50 civil society organizations (CSO), working in the fields of social inclusion, persons with disabilities and employment, participated in the Conference.

  • 15 Apr 2014
    A Major Step Forward Towards a Clean Vrbas

    Within the UNDP programme "Clean Vrbas," the Center for Climatic Research in Banja Luka recorded all locations on the river Vrbas and created a map documenting sources of pollution of the river. The aim of mapping pollution and developing a database of pollutants is to aid local authorities and citizens in the removal of illegal dumps and preventing spillage of waste water into the river Vrbas and improving environmental quality.

  • 09 Apr 2014
    First Meeting of the Working Group on Migration and Development Held

    Within the UNDP’s Migration and Development Project, the first meeting of the Working Group on Migration and Development was held in Sarajevo on March, 24th and 25th, 2014. In this meeting, UNDP, in cooperation with representatives of seven national institutions, including the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees and two institutions of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, five representatives of local governments, three non-governmental organisations, as well as the Swiss Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Switzerland and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), jointly discussed the recommendations on how to tap on the benefits of migration for development in BiH.

  • 09 Apr 2014
    Regional Ecological Centre Opens in Bugojno

    On the 04th of April, 2014 a roundtable conference was held in the premises of NGO „Eko element“ in Bugojno on the topic: „Possibilities and ways of cooperation between key actors of the local communities of river Vrbas basin with the purpose of sustainable management of water resources as the natural and economic resource of the region“. The event was attended by the representatives of nongovernmental and private sector and the municipal administration from the basin of river Vrbas.

  • 03 Apr 2014
    FBiH Government Adopted LOD Methodology for Transparent CSO Funding

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Association of Municipalities and Cities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina initiated in January 2013 implementation of the project “Support to development of more effective, knowledgeable and service oriented local government in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)”.

  • 03 Apr 2014
    Strategic Planning and Development Leaders

    Conference on strategic planning and implementation of development strategies in 40 BiH municipalities and cities was held yesterday in Sarajevo as part of the UNDP’s Integrated Local Development Planning Project (ILDP) activities. The conference’s main purpose was exchange of experiences, good practices and challenges that local communities face with when implementing their development priorities.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    A Kick-Off Meeting on “Study on Improving Activities Related to the Acquisition, Management and Use of Resources of Environmental Funds in BiH” Held in Sarajevo

    On the 25th of March, United Nations Development Programme organised a kick-off meeting in Sarajevo on the topic of “Study on improving activities related to the acquisition, management and use of resources of Environmental Funds in BiH”. In addition to the representatives of UNDP the meeting was attended by the representatives of the Environmental Fund of the Federation of BiH, Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of Republika Srpska and the legal, financial and energy and environment experts. The study aims to give directions for further actions on financial mechanisms development and enforcement within the Funds.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Coordination Meeting of Witness Support Providers

    A two–day coordination meeting for witness support providers was held in Sarajevo on 27th and 28th of March 2014. The meeting gathered ten (10) witness support officers, psychologists and social workers by vocation from courts, prosecutor´s offices and police structures in Brčko, Banja Luka, Mostar, Istočno Sarajevo, Bihać, Travnik, Novi Travnik and Doboj, who were presented with a unique opportunity to exchange experiences and best practices from their daily dealings with victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings.

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