Prevention and Illicit Arms Reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina (project PILLAR)

The project under implementation by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina seeks to implement a comprehensive response to raising awareness amongst the population regarding the dangers of illegal firearm possession, and contribute to behavioral change and comprehensive understanding of the threats posed by SALW within families, community, and society in general.

Specifically, the project will work with the formal associations of women police officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as “agents of change”, in order to strengthen their capacities to better tackle the limited understanding of the general population regarding SALW-related threats.

The project will also directly implement structured countrywide campaigns, outreach activities, and advocacy addressing the impact and threats posed by illicit SALW to the general public, especially vulnerable groups (women, children, young men).

The project contributes to Roadmap Goal 4 and key performance indicators 10 and 14 of the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons and their ammunition in the Western Balkans.

Budget: US$769,406

Implementing period: January 2021 – July 2023