25 april 2023
UN Annual Results Report for 2022 is published
Eighteen United Nations agencies, funds and programmes comprise the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is led by the UN Resident Coordinator, the designated representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for development operations in the country. The UNCT consists of specialized UN entities that are signatories to the 2021–2025 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Bosnia and Herzegovina and carries out operational activities for sustainable development and implementation of the framework in BiH in line with their normative mandates and technical expertise. Throughout 2022, the UN in BiH collaborated with institutions, international partners, the private sector, academia, civil society, and communities across the country to respond to all its crises, prioritizing the most vulnerable members of the population. The UN's work focused on four strategic priorities: sustainable, resilient and inclusive growth, quality accessible and inclusive education, health and social protection, people-centred governance and the rule of law, and citizen and community engagement for social cohesion. “The year 2022 began with a stark warning from the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres: that the world faced multiple inter-dependent planetary crises, from more frequent and intense natural disasters, the risk of global pandemics, to threats to international and regional peace and security. Nevertheless, as I look back on the year, I see that significant progress has been made. The May 2022 celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership of the UN saw the launch of the #ImagineChange #ZamisliPromijeni Festival. In September, Bosnia and Herzegovina presented its first-ever countrywide vision for education at the Transforming Education Summit in New York. In December, the UN Secretary-General granted the country eligibility to the UN Peacebuilding Fund, which will facilitate sustained support for building trust and social cohesion. Above all, the granting of candidate status to Bosnia and Herzegovina by the European Council advances the roadmap for a better future for the county and its people. I would like to thank all of the UN agencies, funds and programmes who, throughout 2022, worked collaboratively with institutions, international partners, the private sector, civil society and communities across the country to advance the 2030 Agenda. I would also like to thank our donors who have generously supported these efforts.” said Dr Ingrid Macdonald, UN Resident Coordinator in BiH. In 2023, we are delighted that Bosnia and Herzegovina will present its second Voluntary National Review at the High-Level Political Forum in June and participate in the SDG Summit in September. As we collectively take forward the Secretary-General’s vision laid out in our common agenda, this report captures the results of global partnerships, and the importance of an inclusive, networked and effective multilateralism to better respond to humanity’s most pressing challenges, and to forge a greener, fairer future, where no one is left behind. The eReport is available here.