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Bosnia and Herzegovina - Office of the High Representative

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image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 August 2007

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Office of the High Representative

There is a new OHR flag hanging right outside the OHR building in Sarajevo. I believe it had the Bosnian map outlined and a bunch of laurel leaves with the inscription "OHR" on it.
Muhamed Mesic, 13 November 2002

A photo of it can be seen at <>.
Eugene Ipavec, 12 August 2007

I have one observation and that is that the photograph of the Admiral and the HR/EUSR shows the lettering beneath the logo to be in a Times Roman Bold font.
This is not a United Nations institution, but an ad hoc international one, established by the The General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, commonly known as the Dayton Peace Accords or Dayton-Paris Peace Accords of 14 December 1995.
The United Nations, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are members of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC) - and formerly UN Transitional Administration of Eastern Slavonia (UNTAES) - comprising fifty-five countries and agencies, but no UN institutions are members of the Steering Board of the PIC and the UNHCR is a permanent member of the Board of Principals.
Furthermore, from February 2002, the European Union's General Affairs Council (GAC) appointed the High Representative the EU's Special Representative (EUSR), which is a position held concurrently.
Thus, when acting as the EUSR, it is very much a European Union institution and not a United Nations one.
Source: Office of the High Representative and European Union Special Representative (OHR/EUSR), web site, <>, consulted 12 August 2007.
Colin Dobson, 12 August 2007