For the first time since becoming a member of the United Nations, Bosnia and Herzegovina served as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2010-2011 term. Bosnia and Herzegovina assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in January 2011.
The non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council undoubtedly represents Bosnia and Herzegovina’s greatest foreign policy achievement since it has gained independence in 1992. This achievement was preceded by a whole range of months-long coordinated diplomatic activities aimed at establishing our country as a credible partner that can be entrusted with membership of the UN Security Council.
Membership of the UN Security Council also enabled Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country with rich historical heritage, to transfer the experiences it has gained throughout the process of post-conflict peace building and strengthening trust between different communities.