Unite Nations Country Team in Bosnia and Herzegovina
What we do
In addition, several non-resident UN Agencies are operational in BiH either through the implementation of UNDAF BiH 2010-2014 or through their individual projects and technical assistance. The current UNDAF for BiH was signed in March 2009 with the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers, Mr. Nikola Spiric, and its implementation was launched as of January 2010 with the approximate annual joint delivery around $50 Mil. It recognizes accession to the European Union as the overarching BiH priority and regional/local development, social protection and inclusion, human security and justice, and environment protection and energy efficiency as specific areas of BiH Governments – UN cooperation.
The UNCT in BiH is currently implementing 5 joint programmes and formulating two additional ones to be considered for 2011. The UNCT in BiH was awarded four Joint UN Programmes funded by the MDG-F in the areas of environment, economic governance-water management, culture and development, and youth-employment-migration, with a total 3-year implementation budget of $25 million.
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in BiH is participating in the MDG-F Focus Country Initiative in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation and Communication-Advocacy, a three-year $500,000 programme designed for development and implementation of innovative and effective initiatives in addressing the MDGs.
The UN Trust Fund for Ending Violence against Women is funding a joint $2 Mil-UN programme (UNDP, UNFPA) on gender-based violence, currently entering its second and final year of implementation.
In October 2010, the UNCT agreed on addressing two BiH priority areas, where the UNCT comparative advantage is evident through joint initiatives, namely, in the area of return through support to implementation of the Revised Annex VII Strategy adopted by the BiH Parliament in June 2010, and in the area of social protection and inclusion.
The UNCT cooperation and coordination is also comprehensive in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, youth issues, sexual war crimes’ witness and victims’ protection, and operational cost-reducing.
The coordination of the UNCT is facilitated through the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO), whose main function is to support the UNCT through the coordination and analytical assistance with a focus on socio-economic and political country’s data collection and analysis as well as joint UNCT programming opportunities.
The RCO has contributed to development of the 2010 MDGs Progress Report for BiH, UNDP/UNCT Regional Disparity Assessment and Joint UN Programmes in the area of return and social sector reform. The Office is also producing regular political updates and analysis of the key developments in the country.
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