UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and Director of the MDG-F Secretariat visit Tešanj Municipality
Florance Bauer, Resident Coordinator UN a.i. and Sophie de Caen, Director of the MDG-F Secretariat from New York have visited Tešanj Municipality. This municipality started the implementation of the Culture for Development Programme that is being financed through the Millennium Development Goals Fund of the Kingdom of Spain.
UN Bosnia and Herzegovina news (6/02/2010)
“The Tešanj Municipality developed the project aiming to improve the tourist offer by rehabilitating of the Eminagića House and Old Town – Gradina. This will include interior decoration of the House, conducting old crafts training, expanding of the current touristic contents and organizing of cultural and entertainment events at Gradina. Numerous civil society organizations and educational institutions will take part in this project”, said Fuad Šišić, the Mayor of Tešanj.
Tešanj is one of the ten selected localities that will implement the Programme Culture for Development (other municipalities included in the Programme are: Bihać, Bijeljina, Jajce, Novo Sarajevo, Prijedor, Rudo, Sokolac and Srebrenik).
“UN agencies in BiH that implement this MDG-F Programme (UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO) are highly interested in continuing the joint activities, especially having in mind the overall number of participating local communities that will have the opportunity to improve cultural cooperation and intercultural understanding, aiming to achieve Millennium Development Goals by 2015”, said Florance Bauer, Resident Coordinator UN a.i.
Total value of all four MDG-F Programmes that are being implemented in BiH is approximately 24 million USD. All Programmes are financed through the Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F) of the Kingdom of Spain.
The Programme Culture for Development is a three-year programme that is being implemented in partnership of three UN Agencies: UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Ministry of Culture and Sports of FBiH, Ministry of Education and Culture of RS, as well as other institutions working in the area of education and culture.
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