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Bosnian Serb War Commander Sentence to Life Imprisonment sparks Positive Reactions in BiH

March 21, 2019 1:00 PM
Bosnian Serb War Commander Sentence to Life Imprisonment sparks Positive Reactions in BiH

Residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have positively accepted the appeals chamber at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (UNIRMCT) decision to sentence former war commander Radovan Karadzic to life imprisonment on Wednesday. During the public live streaming of the verdict held in the City Hall in Sarajevo […]

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Antonio Guterres supports Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves

March 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Antonio Guterres supports Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres held a meeting with a delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina, headed by Munira Subašsic, president of the Association “Association of Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves”. Guterres gave full support to the Mother of Srebrenica, promising them he will visit the Memorial Center for the […]

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the fastest-growing Tourist Destinations in Europe!

March 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the fastest-growing Tourist Destinations in Europe!

France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom are among the world’s most frequented vacation hubs, with France taking the global crown with a staggering 86.9 million international tourist arrivals annually. But these popular places can only stand to grow so much year over year. This leaves such lesser-known destinations as […]

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Chinese envoy urges Belgrade, Pristina commitment to dialogue toward normalization of ties

February 13, 2019 5:00 PM
Chinese envoy urges Belgrade, Pristina commitment to dialogue toward normalization of ties

China’s UN envoy on Thursday urged Belgrade and Pristina to stay committed to promoting the normalization of bilateral relations through dialogue and consultations after the two sides had halted negotiations last December, Xinhua reports. Chinese Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu made the appeal at a Security Council […]

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Atmosphere worsens for Kosovo dialogue resumption: UN envoy

February 10, 2019 2:30 PM
Atmosphere worsens for Kosovo dialogue resumption: UN envoy

A UN envoy said Thursday that the atmosphere for resuming the dialogue on Kosovo has been exacerbated over the past few months, Xinhua reports. Zahir Tanin, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Kosovo, told the Security Council of “a tendency to disrupt rather than de-escalate” the tension between Serbia and […]

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Dutch Supreme Court to dismiss Verdict that holds Netherlands partially responsible for Srebrenica Genocide?

February 2, 2019 4:30 PM
Dutch Supreme Court to dismiss Verdict that holds Netherlands partially responsible for Srebrenica Genocide?

The Dutch Supreme Court should dismiss the verdict by which the Netherlands declares itself partially responsible for the murder of three hundred Bosniak men in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bosnian war, a court advisor on Friday said. Supreme Court Prosecutor Paul Vlas said the Dutch Appellate Court in 2017 […]

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How the European Union can best Contribute by 2030 regarding UN Sustainable Development Goals?

January 31, 2019 12:00 PM
How the European Union can best Contribute by 2030 regarding UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Announced as a follow-up to President Juncker’s 2017 State of the Union Address, today’s Paper forms part of the EU’s firm commitment to deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By reviewing the breadth of challenges for Europe and presenting illustrative […]

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General Assembly elects Judge Mustapha El Baaj to serve as Mechanism Judge

January 16, 2019 6:30 PM
General Assembly elects Judge Mustapha El Baaj to serve as Mechanism Judge

On Tuesday, 15 January 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected Judge Mustapha El Baaj of Morocco to the judicial roster of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism). Judge El Baaj is currently serving as a Counsellor at the Court of Cassation in Rabat, Morocco. Judge El […]

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UN peacekeeping chief calls for restraint over Belgrade-Pristina tension

January 10, 2019 4:00 PM
UN peacekeeping chief calls for restraint over Belgrade-Pristina tension

UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Monday called for restraint from Belgrade and Pristina. “The recent developments in Kosovo have further deteriorated relations between Belgrade and Pristina, which have been strained for some time with no progress on the EU-facilitated dialogue. We are concerned at the risk of […]

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UN chief concerned about Kosovo decision to form army

December 15, 2018 6:00 PM
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres attends a press conference following the UNHCRs annual Executive Committee meeting on October 3, 2014 at the United Nations Office at Geneva.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “has taken note with concern” of the adoption by the Kosovo parliament of three draft laws aimed at strengthening the role and capacity of the Kosovo Security Force, a UN spokesperson said Friday. Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Serbia rejects it and considers […]

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