Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN to study economic recovery plan for Srebrenica

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN to study economic recovery plan for Srebrenica

A team of United Nations experts will carry out a study of the economic and social recovery needs of the Srebrenica area, the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNMIBH, said today.

According to UNMIBH, the purpose of the initiative is to provide short- and long-term employment through economic revitalization, with maximum income-generating opportunities for returnees and domiciled residents in the Srebrenica area. The plan, which focuses on social welfare, reconciliation and community rehabilitation, will also address municipal governance, community development and housing reconstruction to complement existing schemes.

During the month-long study, the appraisal team, coordinated between UNMIBH and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), will work closely with the broader group of UN agencies and all the other institutions and non-governmental organizations currently active in the region, the Mission said. The team’s findings will lead to the formulation of a detailed three-year economic and social recovery programme for the Srebrenica area.

A detailed assessment, including financial requirements and a one-year work plan, will be released in early April 2002 at the conclusion of the study.