Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations

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Bosnia and Herzegovina became a Member State of the United Nations on May 22, 1992 with an adoption of a General Assembly Resolution A/RES/46/237. As a successor of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), Bosnia and Herzegovina became the State Party in all conventions and agreements ratified by the SFRY.

Over the past 26 years, Bosnia and Herzegovina participated as a Member State in a dozen of UN bodies, including but not limiting to the:

  • Peacebuilding Commission
  • Executive Board of UN Women.
  • Human Rights Council
  • World Heritage Committee - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Security Council

Particularly interesting is the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina is nowadays slowly moving from a subject of scrutiny of the international community, towards an active participant in resolving global issues and conflicts. Currently, the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina are contributing to peace-building and peacekeeping operations throughout the world. This includes the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Congo and Mali. On the other hand, Bosnia and Herzegovina's police officers of various ranks, currently serve in Cyprus, Liberia, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Somalia. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Association for United Nations would like to extend its thanks to representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations for their valuable contributions to discussions at the United Nations.