Bosnia

UN's Bosnia mission wraps up operations, leaves behind police force 'fit for Europe'

After successfully completing the most extensive police reform and restructuring mandate ever undertaken by the United Nations, the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) will cease operations at midnight tonight.

Foundation set for modern police force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN envoy says

The foundations are now in place for a modern, democratic, non-political police force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the next step being the long-term establishment of the rule of law, the United Nations envoy to the country said today as the world body prepares to wrap up its operations there at the end of the year.

Security Council voices appreciation for successful end to UN's Bosnia mission

The Security Council today expressed its deep appreciation for the cooperative efforts that brought about the successful conclusion of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH), the mandate of which expires on 31 December.

UN Bosnia mission, set to wind up, laid foundation for recovery - Annan

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) – one of the most extensive police reform and restructuring projects ever undertaken by the world body – has helped to lay the foundation for the country’s recovery and development, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report released today.

With UN help, sacred Jewish text unveiled in Bosnia and Herzegovina

With help from the United Nations and other charitable organizations, a 700-year-old, sacred Jewish document has been unveiled in a public setting for the first time in Sarajevo.

Annan in Kosovo after wrapping up trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Continuing his trip to the Balkans region, Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Kosovo today for talks with senior officials from the province and the United Nations.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN leaves legacy of well-trained police force, Annan says

After 10 years in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations leaves behind the legacy of a well-trained police force as well as an environment for achieving full normalization in the country, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in Sarajevo.

UN agency identifies risks from depleted uranium used during Bosnia conflict

After investigating 15 sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina that were targeted with weapons containing depleted uranium (DU) during the mid-1990s, a team of experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has identified areas at greatest risk.

UN’s Bosnia mission ready to hand-off to European Union, Security Council told

As the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) winds down its operations by the end of the year, arrangements for a seamless transition to the European Union are in place, the head of UNMIBH told the Security Council today.

UN mission revokes authorization of 11 Bosnian police officers

Provisional authorization given to 11 police officers has been revoked after they were found to have used sexual services provided by local nightclubs, the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) announced today.