Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN mission denies press report of police misconduct

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) today refuted a press report of misconduct by UN police in the country, calling it "a rewrite of old allegations."

Security Council briefed on work of UN mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Regional actors should assume responsibility for a follow-up mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, a top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today as it held an open meeting to review the situation in the country.

UN Bosnia and Herzegovina mission on target to complete mandate in 2002

With the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) progressing towards the completion next year of its core mandate, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has suggested that a smaller police operation take over the continued monitoring and assistance needed to preserve what has been achieved.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN dismisses three police linked to past war crimes

The Commissioner of the United Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina has dismissed three Bosnian Serb police officers who were linked to atrocities against non-Serbs in the town of Foca during the Bosnian war, the UN announced today.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN court confirms genocide charges against Milosevic

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has confirmed an indictment against Slobodan Milosevic charging him with genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the early 1990s.

UN's work in Bosnia more urgent after terror attacks, officials tell Security Council

The international community's efforts to foster a thriving multiethnic democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina have gained even greater importance in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks against the United States, officials today told the United Nations Security Council.

UN unveils more aggressive plan to fight human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) has introduced a more aggressive approach to dealing with that country's problems in human trafficking and prostitution as well as countering the increased ability of traffickers to escape detection.

16-year-old Bosnian girl killed by gunfire in Srebrenica, UN mission says

A 16-year-old Bosniac girl was killed when shots were fired into a house near Srebrenica, the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) reported today.

Security Council extends UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina for one year

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) for 12 months, simultaneously authorizing the NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR) to continue operating in the country during the same period.

UN official warns of dire results if world abandons efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The precedent of giving up on a multiethnic Bosnia and Herzegovina would be a "disaster" for the country's people, the region and the international community, a senior United Nations official warned the Security Council today.