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Eradicationg mines: It’ll take ages for BiH to be mine free

23.11.2017 — Article Bosnia and Herzegovina

More than 20 years have passed since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the country is still contaminated with landmines and cluster bombs causing fatal accidents. The Swiss government and the Swiss foundation “World without Mines” (WoM) has supported the war-ravaged country in its fight against this vicious legacy of war for years.

Swissinfo.ch reports about it. By Gaby Ochsenbein


Swiss EUFOR Soldiers in BiH: We are here to get a feel for the place

17.11.2017 — Article Bosnia and Herzegovina

Whether they’re patrolling the streets of Mostar, or talking to the public and experts in politics, society and economics, the Swiss Army’s EUFOR (European Union Force) observation team is always ready to check out the situation on the ground… which is relatively calm, but not necessarily stable.

Swissinfo.ch reports about it. By Gaby Ochsenbein


BiH after the war (1992-1995): Citizens of BiH want nothing more but to live a normal life

14.11.2017 — Article Bosnia and Herzegovina

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended more than twenty years ago, the country is peaceful, although the memories of war atrocities are still present. There is hardly any economic growth, the unemployment rate is high, and there are no political reforms. Despite all these challenges, the Ambassador of Switzerland in Sarajevo, Andrea Rauber Saxer, sees a ray of hope in this multinational country.

Read the interview with the Swiss Ambassador to BiH published at Swissinfo.ch by Gaby Ochsenbein.



Switzerland supports BiH in efficient migration and border management

26.07.2017 — Media release Bosnia and Herzegovina

Switzerland and Bosnia and Herzegovina signed today the Agreement regarding the project “Support to efficient migration and border management”. On behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) the Agreement was signed by the Director of Cooperation at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina Barbara Dätwyler Scheuer with Dragan Mektic, Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Eldan Mujanovic, Director of the Criminal Police Research Centre. This project will make a huge contribution to enhanced migration and border control and therefore have an impact on every person’s security living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Successful visit to Petrovo and Gradačac within the project Strengthening the Role of Local Communities in BiH

24.07.2017 — Media release Bosnia and Herzegovina

More than 200 local community forums held, 76 infrastructure projects and 34 social inclusion projects, 125 premises of local communities modernised, seven social centres opened, and countless trainings for local community representatives are but few deliverables of the project Strengthening the Role of Local Communities/Mjesne Zajednice (MZs) in BiH. During only one year of its implementation, this joint project of the Government of Switzerland and the Government of Sweden, implemented by UNDP, had an impact on the quality of life of more than 100,000 citizens in BiH, of which 40,000 women.

In light of this, the representatives of the embassies of Switzerland and Sweden in BiH and UNDP project team visited Petrovo and Gradačac, two of 24 municipalities where the project is being implemented, so as to learn more about the remarkable deliverables of the project.


Stories from the Internet

05.06.2017 — Media release Bosnia and Herzegovina

Under the motto „Surf smart“, the Minister of Communication and Transport of BiH Ismir Jusko, the Swiss Ambassador to BiH Andrea Rauber Saxer and Amela Efendić from the International Forum of Solidarity EMMAUS launched the "Stories from the Internet" in official languages of BiH.


Special recognition for the students in Jajce

01.06.2017 — Media release Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Group of francophone ambassadors with the support from other ambassadors/representatives of international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented a special recognition “Bridge for the Future – Le pont pour l'avenir“ to the informal group of high school students of Jajce for their efforts to stop divisions in their schools in the Central Bosnian Canton today.




Switzerland supports BiH in managing diaspora potential

16.05.2017 — Media release Bosnia and Herzegovina

Switzerland and Bosnia and Herzegovina signed today a Memorandum of Understanding for the continuation of the project Mainstreaming the Concept of Migration and Development into Strategies, Policies and Actions in BiH – Diaspora for Development (D4D). On behalf of both countries, the Memorandum was signed by the Swiss Ambassador to BiH Andrea Rauber Saxer and Semiha Borovac, BiH Minister for Human Rights and Refugees, with Sezin Sinanoglu, UNDP Resident Representative for BiH, and Radmila Urošević, Acting Head of IOM Mission, on behalf of the organisations that will implement the project.


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