Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

July 3, 2013
Japanese

    1. The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, which was established through the initiative of the Government of Japan, decided to extend assistance totaling 2,570,095 US dollars (approximately 211 million yen) to a project entitled "Applying the Human Security Concept to Stabilize Communities in Canton 10 – Bosnia and Herzegovina".
    2. The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This project aims at eliminating community, personal and economic insecurities which place Canton 10 at risk of instability. The activities will include the following:

      - Ensuring sustainability by facilitating stakeholder ownership, including governmental authorities at all levels and civil society.
      - Enhancing the joint shared capacity of the Cantonal and municipal authorities to provide social services to decrease personal and community insecurities.
      - Strengthening the capacity of schools, Cantonal and municipal authorities to prevent discrimination and violence.
      - Ensuring critical areas in Canton 10 improve local responsiveness to community safety risks and threats.
      - Empowering local communities to improve access to employment to ensure economic sustainability of return.

    3. This project is expected to promote the human security of the vulnerable population in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.