On Thursday, December 7, Burch Diplomacy Club organized a lecture by Ambassador of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Bruce G. Berton.
The ambassador of OSCE Mission to B&H was hosted by Assist. Prof. Dr. Nedim Čelebić, vice-rector for planning and development, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adisa Arapović-Omerbegović, vice-rector for education and student affairs, as well with Isa Dukmenić, the president of Burch Diplomacy Club and Mersiha Jaskić, secretary for public relations and affairs of the Burch Diplomacy Club.
The lecture started at 14:00 in the Motif Room. Ambassador Berton addressed the issues Bosnian and Herzegovinian society is facing with and the way OSCE is working on resolving those issues. Ambassador also gave a short overview of OSCE Missions’ history in B&H, and the actions the organization has taken in order to help the Bosnian-Herzegovinian society develop.
“It is a great pleasure to be here today at the International Burch University and have the opportunity to introduce students to the work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The OSCE Mission to B&H recognizes young people as key partners for positive change and promoters of peace and mutual understanding. This is one of the reasons why we at the OSCE Mission created the Youth Advisory Group. This dedicated group of eight individuals provides us with guidance on how we can better address the needs of young people in this country. By making their voices heard, young people can play a vital role in shaping the future of their country. The OSCE Mission to B&H will remain committed to ensuring that concerns, needs, and priorities of young people in B&H are adequately identified and considered”, said the ambassador Bruce G. Berton.
After the lecture was concluded, there was a questions and answers session, in which many of the students participated and have shown interest in OSCE Mission in B&H. Isa Dukmenić, the president of Burch Diplomacy Club presented a certificate of an appreciation and a gift to the ambassador Berton.