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  • 07 Oct 2014
    Keeping Up with the World Safety Standards in Weapons and Ammo Storage

    Unplanned explosions of munition sites (UEMS) can have a devastating impact on livelihoods and development. These explosions can threaten lives and cause serious damage to military infrastructure and the surrounding civilian areas. Continuous efforts and financial support is required to prevent such incidents. It has been assessed that it investment in UEMS post-disaster recovery costs five times more than the investment in its prevention.

  • 06 Oct 2014
    Drop by Drop – Vrbas the River of Life

    On 3rd and 04th of October, a documentary film titled "Drop by drop - Vrbas river of life" was shown in front of about 80 people, who had the opportunity to see the film in high school in Banja Luka and JU Centre for Culture and Sport in Srbac. The film was produced by the Centre for PET, as a part of the project Clean Vrbas. Government of Japan, Ekopak d.o.o, Coca-Cola and municipalities in the basin of the river Vrbas gave financial support to this project, while the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) played the main role in implementation process.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    Notice on the extention of deadline - 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.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    Thanks to the European Union assistance, the pupils of the primary school in Gomjenica, near Prijedor are in their new classrooms as of today

    Today, classes have started again in the reconstructed building of the branch school in Gomjenica, near Prijedor, ending the bus travel to the central school for 110 pupils in six classes, from grade one to grade five. The building, which suffered significant damage during the May floods, has been reconstructed as a part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme, financed by the European Union. The cost of the reconstruction was 138,500 BAM (70,850 EUR), and the works included replacement of doors, windows and floors, installation of new sanitary blocks, reconstruction of walls and the roof, as well as a new façade.

  • 01 Oct 2014
    UNDP launches paper on Roma Poverty from a Human Development Perspective

    On 1st October, the UNDP Regional Office for Europe and the CIS and its Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented the latest from the Roma Inclusion Papers series, Roma Poverty from Human Development Perspective by Andrey Ivanov and Justin Kagin.

  • 30 Sep 2014
    460 small and medium-sized enterprises applied for EU Floods Recovery grants

    A total of 460 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to benefit from EU assistance in restoring their working capacities hit by the May 2014 floods have applied for grants under the EU Floods Recovery Programme. This financial support to SMEs is a part of the overall 42 million Euro EU commitment to assist the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina in overcoming the effects of the floods.

  • 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.

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