UNDP’s and EU’s support to disaster risk reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mar 17, 2017
Today in Bijeljina United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as part of the new two-year regional project "Building Urban Resistance in South-East Europe - Action Network" (SEE URBAN), which is jointly funded by the European Union and UNDP, held the first meeting with the partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Citizens' activism - the key to success of local communities
Mar 15, 2017
The success of local communities depends on the activism and commitment of citizens in the realization of the needs for the development of local communities, which is the basis for creating changes in local government from a lower to a higher level of government – that was the conclusion of all 170 participants of today’s meeting, that took place in Sarajevo in the framework of the project "Strengthening the Role of Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina ", on the occasion of the exchange of experiences and best practices from the study visits to the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Serbia and the Kingdom of Sweden.
Co-Financing Agreement Signed: Project on reduction of Drug Dependence In Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
Mar 3, 2017
Nevenko Herceg, the Prime Minister of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNC), and Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov, UNDP B&H Deputy Resident Representative, have signed a Co-financing Agreement as a part of the project “Sustainable response to reduce dependency in Bosnia and Herzegovina” with the goal to proportionally increase activities on reduction of harm caused by the disease of dependency of intravenous drug users and replacement therapy in treatment of opiate dependency in HNc. Based on the Agreement signed, the Government of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton will secure BAM 125,000 for the project implementation, while UNDP will enable uninterrupted supply for approximately 200 patients in HNC, and conduct drug prevention programs. It was pointed out that, with this cooperation between the HNC Government and UNDP in procurement of the necessary therapy for treatment of drug dependency, significant savings will be achieved, more precisely, procurement of the necessary medication will be more favorable by 50%. The Project, implemented by the Centre for prevention and outpatient drug dependency treatment Mostar, non-governmental organizations in HNC and UNDP, is the continuation of a successful 10 year-long Program, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which ended last year. Prime Minister Herceg and Deputy Resident Representative Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov used the opportunity to talk about other projects UNDP is implementing in various areas of HNC, whose total value amounts to BAM 6 million.
Distribution of equipment to local communities to provide quality services to citizens in BiH
Mar 3, 2017
More than 125 local communities in 23 partner local governments will now be able to provide quality and efficient services to citizens, thanks to a package of IT equipment worth about BAM 300,000.
Meeting of Joint Program by USAID EIA, UNDP, GIZ under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations related to wood biomass and bioenergy
Feb 15, 2017
Bioenergy Joint Program coordinates activities of three international agencies (UNDP, GIZ and USAID EIA): UNDP (Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security financed by Czech Development Agency (CzDA); GIZ Project: Promotion of renewable energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and USAID EIA Project: Investments in energy sector. This program is aiming to identify and contribute to improvements in bioenergy sector in BiH in corporation with relevant institutions.
Strengthening regional cooperation in prosecution of war crimes and search for missing persons
Feb 14, 2017
During today's regional meeting on war crimes prosecutions and search for missing persons at the Croatian State Prosecution Office, the State Attorney General of the Republic of Croatia, the Chief Prosecutor of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Head of the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor in Serbia and the Deputy Chief State Prosecutor of Montenegro talked about strengthening regional cooperation in the prosecution of war crimes.
New UNDP project in the field of environment and energy efficiency is announced
Feb 13, 2017
UNDP Energy and Environment Sector on Monday, 13 February presented a draft project document "Catalyzing Environmental Finance for Low-carbon Urban Development" supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Eight regional working meetings for a single vision of local communities
Feb 3, 2017
Eight regional working meetings were held throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina within the project "Strengthening the Role of Local Communities (MZ) in BiH" from August to December 2016. At the meetings in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka, Mostar, Bihać, Brčko, Bijeljina and Trebinje participants worked on defining the vision of the local community through productive discussions, which is the vision that will be used as a model for the future of BiH local governments.
Improvement of local government and public services contributes to a better quality of life of citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jan 31, 2017
The conference on “Strengthening of local governance and service delivery in Bosnia and Herzegovina: reflections on key achievements and the way forward", presented key approaches and good practice in community development and delivery of public services and their contribution to a better quality of life of citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Adoption of FBiH Energy Efficiency Law would contribute to sustainable development of the economy and livelihoods of citizens
Dec 27, 2016
A joint letter signed by Ambassadors of the United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Federal Republic of Germany and Sweden, Head of the Delegation of the European Union and European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was submitted to the FBiH House of Peoples, FBiH Prime Minister, and the competent Ministers in order to give their strong support for the adoption of the FBiH Energy Efficiency Law.