Action Plan for Children BiH 2011-2014
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a part of the Annex I of the Dayton Peace Accords and, as all other conventions ratified by BiH, it has priority in enforcement over the national legislation , because it has the power of a constitutional norm.
In order to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina approved in its session held on 18 July 2002 the Action Plan for Children of BiH 2002 – 2010 with a view to strengthening the position of children in BiH.
Aiming at defining priority goals and measures that need to be taken between 2011 and 2014 in order to create the most favorable living conditions for children and families, their healthy mental and physical development, social inclusion and participation in decision-making processes, all in the best interest of children, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted a Decision to approve the Action Plan for Children of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2011 – 2014).
In general, there is “a need for institutional capacity strengthening to implement legal frameworks in order to link policy and practice, to promote greater coordination and cross-sectoral cooperation at national, entity and local levels, and to further develop the relationship between innovation and partnership between key stakeholders (governments, international organizations and civil society) in order to promote child rights.”