The Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CF), adopted by the BiH Council of Ministers at its 22nd Session on 16 December 2020, reconfirmed by the BiH Presidency at its 114th Extraordinary Session on 5 March 2021 and officially signed on 20 May 2022 by the BiH Council of Ministers Chairman and the UN Resident Coordinator in BiH, guides the work of authorities in BiH and the UN system until 2025. This framework builds on the successes of our past cooperation and it represents a joint commitment to work in close partnership for results as defined in this Cooperation Framework that will help all people in BiH to live longer, healthier and more prosperous and secure lives.
This Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CF) describes four strategic priorities for joint work by 2025:
- Sustainable, resilient and inclusive growth
- Quality, accessible and inclusive education, health and social protection
- People centered governance and rule of law
- Citizen and community engagement for social cohesion
The authorities in BiH and the UN system have mutual accountability for the achievement of planned CF results. Based on their comparative advantages, UN system agencies will contribute policy advice, in accordance with international norms, standards, and best practices, and they will help to develop new capacities at all levels of government in BiH for the implementation and monitoring of strategies, policies and plans in BiH. Emphasis is placed on those strategies, policies and plans that align strongly with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and targets as set forth in the emerging SDGs Framework in BiH.
Joint oversight is exercised by a Steering Committee co-chaired by the Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Finance and Treasury of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina and comprised of the nominated representatives of the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations Country Team in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and work relevant documents will be posted on this thematic page.