New Project for Sustainable Return and Development of Birač RegionSep 5, 2013HE Jurriaan Kraak, Ambassador of Kingdom of Netherlands and Yuri Afanasiev, Resident Coordinator of United Nations signed the 2.1 million US dollars Agreement for the project, which will help create local partnerships for sustainable and socially inclusive development in the Birač Region. Since 2005, the Government of the Netherlands has provided over 22 million Euros in support of the Srebrenica Regional Recovery Project, implemented by UNDP in the municipalities of Srebrenica, Bratunac and Milići. The new Birač project, in a partnership with UNDP, UNICEF and UNHCR, will assist these three municipalities and Vlasenica and Zvornik in establishing multi-stakeholder coordination mechanisms to address joint development priorities.
Start of rehabilitation works on TB WardsAug 21, 2013Within the project „Strengthening of DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course) Strategy and Improving National Tuberculosis Programme(NTP), Including Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis and Infection Control, in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska have started rehabilitation of wards for Pulmonary Diseases and Tuberculosis Control in University Clinical Hospital Foca and in PHI Hospital Trebinje, which will be completed by the beginning of September. This project is funded by GFATM (Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculoses and Malaria).
Continued Support for the Prevention, Diagnostic and Treatment for People Living with AIDS until the end of 2015Jul 19, 2013On 19th July 2013 the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has formally signed a two and a half year contract with 12 governmental and non-governmental partners (IOM, Public Health Institute FBiH, Public Health RS, Partnerships in Health, World Vision, UG Viktorija, PROI, Asocijacija Margina, AAA, Apoha, Poenta, and Asocijacija XY) in the amount of 12 million BAM, financed by Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This will ensure continued support for the prevention, diagnostic and treatment for people living with AIDS until the end of 2015, and the focus will be on the protection of the population at risk.
UNDP Administrator paid a visit to MostarJul 6, 2013UNDP Administrator and Chairwoman of the UN Development Group, Miss Helen Clark met with the Mayor of Mostar, Mr. Ljubo Bešlić who showed her the Old Bridge and the Old Town that are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and as such present the symbols of not only the Mostar City but also of the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They visited the Spanish Square, place which was once the borderline between parties in conflict and today it is the symbol of the united and healing community. The rehabilitation of the Spanish Square, high school and Pedestrian Street were financed by the UNDP and other UN agencies thanks to the support of MDG Fund and Spanish Government.
UN House InauguratedJul 5, 2013On 5th July, the United Nations House was officially opened in Sarajevo. The UN House was inaugurated by Miss Helen Clark, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group and Mr. Bakir Izetbegović, Member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency. Numerous representatives of government institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, international organisations, and many ambassadors to Bosnia and Herzegovina attended the ceremony.
Collecting illegal weapons as a solution to improving arms control in Bosnia and HerzegovinaJun 20, 2013In cooperation with the Office of the Special Representative of the European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in BiH organised a ministerial conference on Arms Control in the Context of EU Enlargement on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Final Conference of UN programme Youth Employability and RetentionJun 19, 2013Final Conference of UN programme Youth Employability and Retention (YERP) which was implemented in the past 3,5 years and financed from the funds of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, through the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), was held in UN House in Sarajevo on 19th of June 2013.
Successfully Completed Two MDG-F Programmes: Access to Water Supply and Environment and Climate Change in BiHJun 15, 2013The final conference on the occasion of the completion of two UN programmes focused on water supply access in and environment and climate change in BiH, which were implemented in the past 3 years and financed from the funds of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, through the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), was held on Friday in the United Nations House.