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Australia , Belize , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Cambodia , Canada , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Georgia , Honduras , Iran ...See More Countries , Moldova , Nigeria , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Ukraine , United States of America Show Less Countries
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Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, Uganda, Vietnam
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Human Rights, Health, Education, Children/Youth
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Afghanistan , Algeria , American Samoa , Angola , Anguilla , Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina , Armenia , Aruba , Australia ...See More Countries , Austria , Azerbaijan , Bahama , Bahrain , Bangladesh , Barbados , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bermuda , Bhutan , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil , Bulgaria , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Central African Republic , Chile , China , Colombia , Comoros , Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Cook Islands , Costa Rica , Cote d'Ivoire , Croatia , Cuba , Czech Republic , Dominica , Dominican Republic , East Timor , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Eritrea , Estonia , Ethiopia , Falkland Islands , Faroe Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Finland , France , French Guiana , French Polynesia , Gabon , Gambia , Georgia , Germany , Ghana , Gibraltar , Greece , Grenada , Guadeloupe , Guam , Guatemala , Guinea , Guinea Ecuatorial , Guinea-Bissau , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Hungary , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Ireland , Italy , Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Kenya , Kiribati , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Latvia , Lebanon , Lesotho , Liberia , Libya , Lithuania , Macau , Macedonia , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Maldives , Mali , Marshall Islands , Martinique , Mauritania , Mauritius , Mayotte , Mexico , Moldova , Mongolia , Montenegro , Montserrat , Morocco , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nauru , Nepal , Netherlands , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Niue , Norfolk Island , Northern Mariana Islands , Norway , Oman , Pakistan , Palau , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Pitcairn Islands , Poland , Portugal , Qatar , Republic of Chad , Reunion Island , Romania , Russia , Rwanda , Samoa , San Marino , Sao Tome and Principe , SaudiArabia , Senegal , Serbia , Seychelles , Sierra Leone , Singapore , Slovakia , Slovenia , Solomon Islands , Somalia , South Africa , South Georgia , South Korea , Spain , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Suriname , Svalbard , Swaziland , Sweden , Switzerland , Syria , Taiwan , Tajikistan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Tokelau , Tonga , Trinidad and Tobago , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , Turks and Caicos Islands , Tuvalu , Uganda , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vanuatu , Venezuela , Vietnam , Wallis-Et-Futuna , Western Sahara , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
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For its size, Bosnia and Herzegovina have made admirable changes in order to properly address the impact of climate change at both a domestic, as well as an international level.1 The mitigation of climate change has changed from being merely an academic matter to being of strategic importance to Bosnian authorities.2 By 2025, BiH has the goal of becoming a “green economy” that will be a result of the Climate Change Adaptation and Low-Emissions Development Strategy.3 The country has begun to regulate the efficiency of their resources as well as increase their energy efficiency.4 Since BiH is located in the Western Balkans region, it is estimated that the country will experience increases in temperatures, the reduction of precipitation in the summer months, and the increased ...See More variability of precipitation due to climate change.5 Seasonal water deficits could become a major concern, as well as the increase in severity of floods.6 Show Less

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1http://www.ba.undp.org/content/bosnia_and_herzegovina/en/home/library/environment_energy/climate-change-adaptation-and-low-emission-development-strategy-/
2-4 Ibid
5 http://www.ebrd.com/downloads/country/strategy/bosnia2014.pdf
6 Ibid
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Bosnia and Herzegovina News

NATO HQ (press release) 
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed the Chairman of the Tri-Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanić; the Chairman of ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
Hundreds of Bosnians went to Syria to fight for IS. Now that it's suffering losses, many are coming back and their presence is a source of concern. Bosnians have ... See more..
The FINANCIAL 
The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD is pioneering the development of private pension management in Bosnia and Herzegovina with an equity investment in the ... See more..
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Olympics 
The Olympians, including sports shooter Nedzad Fazlija, who competed at five Summer Games and in 2000 achieved Bosnia and Herzegovina's best result, finishing in 6th place in the 10m air rifle final, and YOG Singapore 2010 tennis bronze medallist ... See more..
European Western Balkans (press release) 
SARAJEVO - Young professionals are responsible for change in Bosnia and Herzegovina and will play a key role in taking forward the country's European perspective – reaffirmed at the Paris Balkans 2016 Summit – into concrete reality, Khaldoun Sinno, ... See more..
Aberdeen Evening Express 
NK Siroki Brijeg striker Luke Mena is confident of setting up a second round Europa League clash with Aberdeen – and saving the Reds a nightmare ... See more..
European Broadcasting Union 
An international conference on public service media (PSM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina has concluded with an agreement that the failure of PSM in the country ... See more..
ESPN FC 
The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has said it will investigate assistant coach Stephane Gilli after he appeared to punch an opposing Greece player during an on-pitch brawl. The incident happened following Friday's World Cup qualifier ... See more..
Total Croatia News 
As far as Croatia is concerned, its security and intelligence system have no doubt that, with regards to the threat of possible terrorist attacks, the greatest danger is coming from neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, reports Večernji List on June 16 ... See more..
Balkan Insight 
The political climate in Bosnia and Herzegovina is impeding the process of achieving justice, chief Hague Tribunal prosecutor Serge Brammertz told a conference on the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia
Area

Total 51,197 sq km
Land 51,187 sq km
Water 10 sq km

Climate

hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast
Natural Resources

coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from metallurgical plants; sites for disposing of urban waste are limited; water shortages and destruction of infrastructure because of the 1992-95 civil strife; deforestation

Demographics

Nationality
Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Population
3,875,723 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

Bosnia has a transitional economy with limited market reforms. The economy relies heavily on the export of metals as well as on remittances and foreign aid. A highly decentralized government hampers economic policy coordination and reform, while excessive bureaucracy and a segmented market discourage foreign investment. The interethnic warfare in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused production to plummet by 80% from 1992 to 1995 and unemployment to soar. With an uneasy peace in place, output recovered in 1996-99 but slowed in 2000-02 and picked up again during 2003-08, when GDP growth exceeded 5% per year. However, the country experienced a decline ...See More in GDP of nearly 3% in 2009 reflecting local effects of the global economic crisis. GDP has stagnated since then. Foreign banks, primarily from Austria and Italy, now control most of the banking sector. The konvertibilna marka (convertible mark or BAM) - the national currency introduced in 1998 - is pegged to the euro, and confidence in the currency and the banking sector has increased. Bosnia's private sector is growing, but foreign investment has dropped off sharply since 2007. Government spending, at roughly 50% of GDP, remains high because of redundant government offices at the state, entity and municipal level. Privatization of state enterprises has been slow, particularly in the Federation, where political division between ethnically-based political parties makes agreement on economic policy more difficult. High unemployment remains the most serious macroeconomic problem. Successful implementation of a value-added tax in 2006 provided a predictable source of revenue for the government and helped rein in gray-market activity. National-level statistics have also improved over time but a large share of economic activity remains unofficial and unrecorded. Bosnia and Herzegovina became a full member of the Central European Free Trade Agreement in September 2007. Bosnia and Herzegovina's top economic priorities are: acceleration of integration into the EU; strengthening the fiscal system; public administration reform; World Trade Organization (WTO) membership; and securing economic growth by fostering a dynamic, competitive private sector. In 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina was granted an International Monetary Fund (IMF) stand-by arrangement, necessitated by sharply increased social spending and a fiscal crisis exacerbated by the global economic downturn. Disbursement of IMF aid was suspended in 2011 after a parliamentary deadlock left Bosnia without a state-level government for over a year. The IMF concluded a new stand-by arrangement with Bosnia in October 2012, with the first tranches paid in November and December 2012. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$32.43 billion (2012 est.); $32.66 billion (2011 est.); $32.25 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Industries

steel, coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, manganese, bauxite, aluminum, vehicle assembly, textiles, tobacco products, wooden furniture, ammunition, domestic appliances, oil refining