Bosnia

Security Council authorizes EU force in Bosnia and Herzegovina for another year

The United Nations Security Council today extended the mission of the European Union's stabilization force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the next 12 months to ensure continued compliance with the 1995 Dayton/Paris Agreement that ended a fierce war and to continue to contribute to a secure environment in the country.

Bosnia and Herzegovina at brink of EU membership, Security Council told

In a final, emotional briefing to the United Nations Security Council today, the chief representative of the European Union EU in Bosnia and Herzegovina said that the Balkan country was primed for EU membership just ten years after the brutal war that had left its people traumatized and an infrastructure collapsed.

Human rights obstacles still remain for displaced people in Bosnia – UN official

Despite “very impressive results” in solving almost all property disputes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, returning large numbers of displaced persons to rebuilt homes, and creating a safe environment for most returnees, several human rights obstacles must still be overcome, according to a senior United Nations rights official.

Bosnian Serbs change attitude towards war crimes tribunal, Security Council told

The decision by the Serb entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina to hand over indictees to a United Nations war crimes tribunal seems to signify a change of attitude at last, 10 years after the massacre of up to 8,000 Muslims by Serbs in Srebrenica and the Dayton accords that ended the war there, the Security Council was told today.

UN agency signs first accord with European bank to settle Bosnia refugees

Some 850 people who, 10 years after the Dayton peace accords, have still not found a permanent solution to their displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will quickly receive individual accommodation under a landmark agreement between the United Nations refugee agency and a European development bank.

European police mission in Bosnia makes significant progress, report to UN says

The European Union Police Mission (EUPM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which took over from the United Nations in 2002, has made significant progress towards establishing a force of international quality as it enters its final year, according to a report released today.