BiH’s Engagement in Multilateral Fora: Key Foreign Policy Positions Within International Organizations

  • Nedžma DžananovićEmail author
Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe book series (NPSE)


The chapter identifies the ways Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has positioned itself as a member of international organizations and how it has used consequent rights and obligations to achieve its own foreign policy goals. It elaborates the foreign policy hardware that enables multilateral action for BiH, elucidates how BiH has contributed to forwarding international organizations’ missions, as well as how meeting international commitments has helped or hindered internal political consensus and consolidated foreign policy priorities and capacities. The analyzed memberships, in the United Nations (UN) and in the Council of Europe (CoE), clearly show that BiH’s diplomacy positioned itself as a recognizable actor among small European countries. The objectively limited foreign policy capacities were not an obstacle to the development of dynamic and moderately successful diplomatic activities that allowed BiH to punch above its international weight when necessary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Political ScienceUniversity of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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