New Perspectives

      • Where is this ship going to?

        11 Nov 2013

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        Jakob Finci (Photo:Ruth E. Gruber)

        There is almost no citizen of this beautiful country who does ask the question where this country has been going to, where our leaders have been taking us to and whether this beautiful ship has started sinking under such leadership with such behavior. Of course, this country has different definitions and different problems. The one closest to me is that that here is one country, with two entities, three constitutive peoples, four traditional religions and hundreds of problems. To read entire blog visit blogstpot at Open Forum BiH. The opinions and views expressed in this article are the opinions and views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of United Nations Development Programme. Read More

      • Our Youth

        07 Nov 2013

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        One of the most favorite and repeated quotes of the legendary Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito was about Yugoslav youth; “Country with this youth does not have to fear for its future.” Well, if that is the case, then the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina is uncertain indeed. To read entire blog visit blogstpot at Open Forum BiH. The opinions and views expressed in this article are the opinions and views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of United Nations Development Programme.   Read More

      • The Census Started and Completed, the Old Problems Remained

        05 Nov 2013

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        According to the official Population Census of 1991, the number of 8964 of the Roma population lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina; however, the Roma non-governmental organizations, around 80 of them in BiH, have concluded that this number is much higher, estimating the number of the Roma population currently living in Bosnia and Herzegovina to range from 85,000 – 100,000. This indicates that the Roma population mainly declared themselves, during the 1991 Census, as Yugoslavs, Moslems, Serbs, Croats and, to a great extent, none of the offered options, and the cause for such a situation was the fear of discrimination, which would negatively reflect on the social prosperity of the Roma. To read entire blog visit blogstpot at Open Forum BiH. The opinions and views expressed in this article are the opinions and views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of United Nations Development Programme. Read More