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#TimeToClean!

A team of Embassy volunteers joined the #vrijemedacistimo (Time to Clean) campaign in BiH, cleaning up the Vraca Memorial Park, a monument to the fighters and civilians killed in World War II.  The clean-up was made a little sweeter by the baklava a kind neighbor brought to the team!  The volunteers’ hard work did not ...
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Ambassador Nelson Celebrates Completion of AFCP Project at National Museum

Ambassador Nelson spoke at a press event marking the completion of a series of projects undertaken at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the framework of a $625,000 grant from the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.  The award of this grant in 2015 was instrumental in helping the museum re-open, and supported a ...
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Joint Statement on the Occasion of IDAHOT: Human Rights are Universal and Apply Equally to All People

Today on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), we, the undersigned, express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Every citizen of BiH – regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics – is ...
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Joint Statement by Embassies of the U.S., Germany, the UK and the OHR on Draft Legislation in the Republika Srpska

Political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina need to implement reforms that move BiH toward European standards and democratic norms.  Instead, the Embassies of the United States, Germany, the UK, and the Office of the High Representative see recent rhetoric and initiatives in the Republika Srpska (RS) as moving away from these standards, despite the government’s ...
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#LetsTalkAboutAir: DCM Germain Hosts Discussion on Air Quality and Solutions for Sarajevo

As part of U.S. Embassy Sarajevo’s efforts to raise public awareness about the problem of air pollution and air quality in BiH, Deputy Chief of Mission Ellen Germain hosted a lunch with Sarajevo Canton Prime Minister Edin Forto and visiting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientist Dr. Gayle Hagler. Dr. Hagler presented a summary of ...
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