How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The UN and its partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: 17 interconnected and ambitious Goals which address the major development challenges faced by people in BiH and around the world.

The work of the UNCT in BiH is guided through the 2015-2020 UNDAF (UN Development Assistance Framework) endorsed by the BiH Council of Ministers on 14 May 2015 and officially signed on 15 June 2015. Thirteen outcomes have been agreed within the 2015-2020 UNDAF, in four strategic focus areas that respond to country needs and make use of the UN’s comparative advantages: Rule of Law and Human Security, Sustainable and Equitable Development and Employment, Social Inclusion (education, social protection, child protection, and health), and Empowerment of Women.

In 2019, the UNCT BiH initiated the preparation process for the next 5-year programme document for BiH: the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (Cooperation Framework), 2021-2025. A roadmap of the process has been prepared and formally submitted to the BiH authorities in February 2019. The Final Evaluation of the current UNDAF was finalized in the first half of 2019, followed by the development of the 2019 Common Country Assessment (CCA) in October 2019 as the analytical baseline for discussion and preparation of the Cooperation Framework to be completed by March 2020.