Selmo Cikoti, Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is participating in the UNHCR conference on the challenges of protecting refugees, which is held in Geneva, and is talking about the development of cooperation aimed at improving protection, inclusion and solutions for for for forcibly displaced and stateless persons.
The meeting came at a time when global displacement is at unprecedented levels, and there is a need for more innovative approaches to finding sustainable solutions for people forced to flee.
Cikoti pointed out that the issue of refugees, displaced persons and stateless persons is not a matter of the past, but rather a challenge that we have been facing for the past decades. He reiterated Bosnia and Herzegovina's determination to continue being a partner of the United Nations agencies in finding solutions to challenges both at strategic and operational levels.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been exposed to increased migration pressure since 2017 and 110,000 irregular migrants have been registered so far. In response to the new global migration trends, Bosnia and Herzegovina expresses its readiness to participate in platforms that will allow not only emergency assistance in crisis situations on the ground, but also long-term activities aimed at humanitarian cooperation, according to Cikoti, the Ministry of Security of BiH.