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  • 28 Nov 2014
    BONTEX - Shirts tailored with love

    Bontex Maglaj Company, founded in 2005, produces high quality shirts sold on the western market. Today the company has 200 employees, with plans to increase the number, and the ambition to become one of the European leaders in production of men’s and women’s shirts by 2017.

  • 28 Nov 2014
    Bosana Fondacija - Scholarship for a better life

    Senita Slipac from Banja Luka was 11 years old when the war started in BiH. After years of exile, the family eventually settled in the United States, but its ties with the homeland never disappeared. Four years ago she founded the Bosana Foundation to help disadvantaged children in BiH. The goal of the Foundation is to help children and young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, improve their economic and social status through education and help them prepare for employment.

  • 27 Nov 2014
    Regional Workshop of Victim-Witness Support Practitioners

    Within the framework of the project “Support to Processing of War Crimes Cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in co-operation with the High Judicial and Proecutorial Council, supported by the Government of Switzerland, is organizing a Regional Workshop of Practitioners in the field of Provision of Support to Victims and Witnesses in criminal proceedings.

  • 25 Nov 2014
    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

    Sexual and gender-based violence is the most extreme form of the global and systemic inequality experienced by women and girls. It knows no geographic, socio-economic or cultural boundaries. Worldwide, one in three women will suffer physical or sexual violence at some point in her life, from rape and domestic violence to harassment at work and bullying on the internet.

  • 24 Nov 2014
    Improvement of the security for development of Canton 10

    In the previous week the MUP of Canton 10 held educational workshops in several primary and secondary schools in Canton 10 involving over one hundred pupils, with the goal of prevention and education of young people about negative aspects of illegal possession of weapons, through the campaign “Biraj život bez oružja”, which continues until the end of the year. The goal is also to educate the youth about security in traffic and local community.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Statement by Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, United Nations Resident Coordinator on 7th OSCE/UN Review Conference on Compliance with the OSCE/UN Security Commitments of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Statement by Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, United Nations Resident Coordinator on 7th OSCE/UN Review Conference on Compliance with the OSCE/UN Security Commitments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    EU Political and Security Committee opened the “Prva Elementary School” in Maglaj, rehabilitated within the EU Floods Recovery Programme

    The Political and Security Committee (PSC) of the European Union accompanied by Dr Renzo Daviddi, Chargé d'Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited Maglaj today. During the visit, PSC Chairman, Ambassador Walter Stevens, officially opened the “Prva Elementary School” in Maglaj together with its Director Admir Gracic. Prva Elementary School suffered extensive damage during the May floods and was rehabilitated within the EU Floods Recovery Programme, financed by the European Union.

  • 20 Nov 2014
    Agreement Signed on Grants for Nine Projects in Republika Srpska Totalling One Million BAM

    An agreement on allocation of grants for nine projects in Republika Srpska, totalling one million BAM, has been signed in Banja Luka with representatives of eight municipalities and one public company, as a part of the Integrated Local Development Project. Under this agreement, funds of the financial mechanism will be distributed for funding projects within integrated and sustainable local development in municipalities across Republika Srpska.

  • 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.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    JAVNI POZIV za odabir korisnika/ca za pomoć poljoprivrednicima za proljetnu sadnju 2015. godine

    UNDP Projekat Podrška trajnim rješenjima Revidirane strategije za provedbu Aneksa VII Dejtonskog mirovnog sporazuma u saradnji sa sa šest partnerskih jedinica lokalne samouprave (JLS) raspisuje za odabir korisnika/ca za pomoć poljoprivrednicima za proljetnu sadnju 2015. godine.

  • 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
    EU Provides 767,000 EUR for Post-flood Mine Action and Landslide Recovery under the project EXPLODE

    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
    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
    Distribution of Milk Cooling Tanks to Returnee Communities and Small Farmers in Canton 10

    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
    Public call for flood recovery assistance aimed at reconstruction of flood affected housing units

    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.

  • 29 Oct 2014
    Disarmament Week Marked in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    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.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    UN Day Marked - For CoUNtless DAYs of Play and Joy

    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.

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