These individuals have stood up for their rights and those of others. They have contributed to equality and justice, improving lives, preventing human suffering, and reminding us that human rights are universal values.
A women's cooperative, supported by the New World program, has made a business out of traditional products. They sell pastas, jams, dried fruits, and pickles, and all production is powered by solar energy.
20 years after the war, mines remain a major threat to nearly 550,000 people across Bosnia and Herzegovina. A new UNDP programme is now working to accelerate the demining process in a coordinated manner.
Without legal residency or identity cards, Flurija and Ali can’t officially marry, work or apply for social assistance. Like many Roma, they are stuck in a cycle of poverty, due in large part to their exclusion from the systems tasked with assisting them.