The overall goal of the joint regional programme, Dialogue for the Future (DFF), is to help create more spaces for constructive dialogue between various communities, between citizens and their highest elected leaders, thus promoting peaceful coexistence, increased trust and genuine respect for diversity. This peacebuilding initiative was launched in 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), following discussions between the United Nations Secretary-General and the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2015, during the Brdo-Brijuni Summit in Budva, Montenegro, the leaders of the region recognized the DFF project implemented and encouraged its expansion into South East Europe. During the second phase of the BiH-focused project (2017-2019), the United Nations Country Teams in BiH, Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia, worked with institutional and civil society stakeholders to design a joint regional programme that aims to:
- support dialogue and collaborative action around jointly identified priorities;
- empower adolescents and youth for constructive engagement and leadership;
- nurture inter-cultural dialogue;
- strengthen objective media reporting and positive storytelling and
- empowering young girls and women for greater social activism.
The programme is implemented jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with Presidency Offices and government institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia, funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.
Find out more in Project Info sheet.