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  • 29 Sep 2014
    EU launches the first phase of post-floods housing rehabilitation under the Floods Recovery Programme

    Last week marked the beginning of rehabilitation works on 200 priority dwellings across the flood-affected areas in Bosnia Herzegovina financed by the EU Flood Recovery Programme, with works on additional 150 dwellings to follow next week. These works are due to be finalised within the next 45 days. The rest of 300 priority dwellings will be selected in the coming weeks, which brings the total number of households receiving priority rehabilitation support to 650.

  • 29 Sep 2014
    Professor Atom attended 'Researchers Night'

    On Friday, 26th September, 2014 the ‘Researchers Night’ was held for the third time in Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar. All science lovers, and all those who are yet to be, had a chance to spend some time with researchers and get to know wiseacre Professor Atom, who has answers to all questions about wise energy spending.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    A Joint Initiative for Improvement of Business Zones in the Federation of BiH

    The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts (FMRPO), the Government of Switzerland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), marked the formal establishment of a grant scheme for improvement of business zones and support to local economic development and employment in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Safety of the Forestry Workers on the First Place

    The training on dangers and protection from mines was held for the worker in floristries Kupres, Tomislavgrad, Livno, Glamoč, Drvar and Bosansko Grahovo during September, 2014 within the framework of the programe Applying the Human Security Concept to Stabilize Communities in Canton 10.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Ambassador Sorensen opened the rehabilitated “Šamac” Primary School in Šamac; visited work sites of the EU Floods Recovery Programme in Domaljevac

    On Thursday, 25 September 2014, Head of EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in BIH Ambassador Peter Sorensen officially opened the "Šamac" Primary School in Šamac, which has been rehabilitated within the Floods Recovery Programme financed by the European Union. The school suffered severe damage during the floods in May 2014. The EU-financed restoration works included electricity refitting, installing new heating and sanitary systems, installing new flooring, joinery replacement as well as refurbishing of walls and installing a thermo-insulated façade. The total value of EU investment for the school rehabilitation was 343,038.92 EUR (670,925.82 BAM).

  • 24 Sep 2014
    UN Floods Response: Restoring Water Supply in Mine Affected Area

    The community of Sapna, in North-East Bosnia and Herzegovina, was sorely impacted when their water supply was cut off by landslides that carried landmines. For over one month 4,500 people were left without access to water. A 13-member team consisted of demining experts and support staff worked for 25 days to access and clear the site.

  • 23 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.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Reaching Out to People is a Key to Resolving Illicit Weapons Problem

    It is estimated that there are still 750,000 illicit weapons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presenting continuous threat to safety of all citizens. Illegal weapons alone have been a factor in more than 10,000 deaths since the end of the war. In order to fight this problem, the Small Arms and Light Weapons Awareness, Registration, and Collection Campaign conducted awareness raising activities in communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Doboj, Maglaj and Žepče CSOs Implement Micro Capital Grants - LOD IV

    Signing ceremony of Micro capital grants with civil society organizations for implementation of projects in the area of City of Doboj, Municipality of Maglaj and Municipality of Zepce have been organized today, within Reinforcement of Local Democracy IV – LOD IV project, funded by the European Union funds of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA).

  • 23 Sep 2014
    The Secretary-General Closing Remarks at Climate Summit

    The Secretary-General Closing Remarks at Climate Summit 2014.

  • 22 Sep 2014
    What Kind of the World Do We Want in 2030?

    On 22th September in City of Banja Luka “Social Good Summit 2014” opened a new chapter of conversation about usage and influence of modern technology and new media, as well as everyday challenges we face in while we actually use it.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Permanent Public Call to Public Institutions, Municipalities and Cantons in the FBiH for Applications in order to Identify Potential Energy Saving Projects

    ENVIRONMENTAL FUND OF THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ANNOUNCES PERMANENT PUBLIC CALL for setting up the database of public buildings and public lighting in order to identify potential energy saving projects

  • 17 Sep 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 Bijeljina, Šamac, Doboj, Maglaj, Orašje, Odžak, Brčko District and Domaljevac.

  • 17 Sep 2014
    Thanks to EU Assistance, Children in Doboj Start Their School Year in Reconstructed Majke Jugović Kindergarten

    Reconstructed building of the Public Preschool Institution Majke Jugović was officially opened today in Doboj, thus also symbolically marking the start of a new school year. This kindergarten was heavily damaged in devastating floods in May this year, and now reconstructed as a part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme, funded by the European Union. The cost of reconstruction amounted to BAM 124,000 (€ 63,400), and the works included replacement of all electrical and water installations, installation of new toilets, doors and windows and floors, restoration of walls, and a new facade.

  • 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.

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