Statement by High Representative Valentin Inzko on the 21st anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement
Twenty-one years ago tomorrow, the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina was initialled in Dayton. On 14 December, it was signed in Paris. Those who were here at that time will remember the reaction among citizens – the single, overriding realisation that finally the war was over.
HR’s op-ed: Glorifying war criminals puts you on the wrong side of history
Next Tuesday I will deliver my regular six-month briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and my assessment of the state of implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Judge candidates on how well they will serve citizens
On Sunday, citizens throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina will cast their vote in the municipal elections and declare who they want to lead their municipality for the next four years. This is a great responsibility, as it will affect their day-to-day lives.
Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Twenty Years of Peace
The Dayton Agreement ended three and a half years of war, has kept the peace for the last two decades and brought BiH to the doorstep of the EU application process.
Op-ed by the High Representative on the 20th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement
As the 20th Anniversary of the Peace Agreement approaches, one thing on which we can all agree is that it brought desperately needed peace to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina We should never forget that. Peace is a priceless commodity and it should never be taken for granted. But it is the base, not the end state.
Op-ed by High Representative: Focus in 2015 should be on sustainability, speed and the future
2014 could have been a better year in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In February the frustration and anger of hard-pressed citizens was reflected in protests across the country.
Op-ed by High Representative: Use your ultimate power and determine your own destiny
The good news is that on October 12 there is an opportunity to get the country moving again - in the right direction.
Op-ed by PDHR Tamir Waser: Tale of three cities
Over three years in BiH working at both the U.S. Embassy and OHR three cities have occupied my attention – Srebrenica, Brcko, and Mostar.
Op-ed by High Representative Valentin Inzko: Elections based on issues, not fear
In recent days we have heard a new round of spurious statements from leadership in Republika Srpska challenging Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, which are enshrined in the Dayton Peace Agreement and guaranteed under international law.
Op-ed by High Representative Valentin Inzko: Listen to the People
BiH citizens are demanding that politicians stop bickering and start tackling corruption and poverty. Tomorrow, the Federation House of Peoples will have an opportunity to show that politicians are listening.