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During the UN Assembly, Bosnia and Herzegovina strongly criticizes external interference in its government bodies.
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During the UN Assembly, Bosnia and Herzegovina strongly criticizes external interference in its government bodies.

Mr. Komsic expressed his disapproval of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, arguing that it disproportionately prioritizes migrants as the primary recipients of SDGs and neglects to properly address the overall consequences of immigration. He accused larger nations of deliberately “dominating” smaller countries by specifically seeking out educated and skilled immigrants who will contribute to their economies. Additionally, he claimed that the influx of immigration from Bosnia and Herzegovina to larger countries has weakened the institutions of the nation.

According to Mr. Komsic, the way migration is currently managed involves powerful countries selectively choosing highly educated and skilled individuals, such as doctors, engineers, and scientists, from other countries for their own gain. These individuals are then brought to larger countries where their knowledge and abilities are exploited solely for the benefit of these larger systems.

“Simultaneously, the smaller countries that the migrants originate from are experiencing a decrease in their potentials and abilities. These nations not only lose their most talented individuals, but also the investments made in developing these highly skilled profiles.”

He described the actions of bigger nations as a “direct assault” on the capability of smaller countries to implement their own sustainable development initiatives, leading to a situation where poverty thrives and hinders any progress in economic and social growth.

Ethnic divisions 

Mr. Komsic also drew attention to what he referred to as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s “ethnocracy,” arguing the government’s prioritization of ethnic representation in government was reminiscent of totalitarianism. 

According to him, Bosnia and Herzegovina does not have a full democracy, but instead operates as an ethnocracy. This type of system gives certain political actors and their ethnically-driven political parties the opportunity to participate in government, similar to past and present totalitarian regimes.

He stated that in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we must shift our societal mindset and move away from political representation based on ethnicity to political representation based on citizenship, as is the norm in a democratic society.

Aggressive neighbours

According to Mr. Komsic, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s neighboring countries are deliberately creating ethnic conflict in order to break apart the nation and weaken its political unity.

They are controlling Bosnia and Herzegovina through their claimed national rights in ethnic communities, but their main goal is not to aid these communities, rather it is to divide the country or render it insignificant as a nation. This statement was made by an unnamed individual.

According to Mr. Komsic, the assaults on institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have a significant negative impact on the country’s sustainable development and pose a threat to stability in the wider region.

We believe it is in the best interest of the United Nations to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to preserve peace in the Western Balkans.

The complete statement can be found here.