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The Balkan Club of Peace, is an international non-govermental organization, founded in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on July 30th in the year 2004 and consists of eleven member-countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

Osmo Vatreš ("Balkan Club of Peace", Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina) was born 20th May 1957 in Ribioc in Rogatica municipality (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

 He finished elementary school in the Vratar and Borike and Secondary Technical school in Sarajevo.

 

 His socio-political work begins in the Municipal Youth Conference in Rogatica. Then, also in Rogatica, Osmo became a secretary of the Youth Association and the president of the Mountain Society "Sjemeć". In sports hiking orientation was a triple champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and participated in many competitions in mountaineering orientation at the federal level of Yugoslavia. As a result he wrote a hiking diary and a mountain guide through mountain roads in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

 In Sarajevo Osmo was an active socio-political worker in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina youth conference, and entered the Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo. In the Republican youth conference worked on social organizations that gathered the youth. Moreover, he was also active in the Committee of celebration of the Day of Youth, participating in accompaniment programs of the Torch Relay of youth in 1985 and 1986

 

 Following the successful political period in Bosnia and Herzegovina continues his work in the Federal organization of youth in Belgrade on issues of youth engagement at the state level, where he achieved extremely successful results. Besides that, he worked on youth meetings and conferences in the Coordination Board of the law faculties, higher administrative schools, as well as the Faculty of Security and military academies of Yugoslavia. His place was also very important in the youth voluntary work as the main coordinator of federal labor youth activities.

 

 During his involvement he came in a close contact with leading figures of Yugoslavia and the republics, primarily dealing the matters of peace. Before the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Osmo tried with students, youth and the antifascist movements to calm the situation in order to prevent disintegration of the country. Therefore, at Brioni, Croatia, he organized a meeting of young people and students with the political elite of Yugoslavia, in an attempt to find the best answer for the then crisis. By instructing the known letter to the antifascists, students and young people, he tried to find the best solution, launching the Mission of Peace on October 20th 1990. Numerous documents and the Assembly video recordings testify about Mission of Peace, because as its president with a delegation of 25 people, who were the representatives of all Yugoslav republics, started the negotiations with the President, the Presidency of Yugoslavia, the Army and the Yugoslav Assembly president. Apart from that, he led the delegation to visit all the republics and the provinces, talking to the presidents of republics. The talks were touching, and although they are still veiled in secrecy, have been reported on unpublished video recordings.

 

 He published a book MISSION OF PEACE on the conversation topic of the Mission of Peace conducted with leading figures of the former Yugoslavia. In his book he published the details of those conversations and photos. The book has been translated into several languages and attracted wide attention.

 

 In 2004 he returned to the territory of ex-Yugoslavia, where in Skopje (Macedonia) founded the International Organization "Balkan Club of Peace", which operates in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Macedonia and Turkey, supported by intellectuals from the Balkans, international organizations and well-known political figures, Nobel peace Prize winners and presidents of countries, with their written support. He was elected as the first president of "Balkan Club of Peace", and after seven years was re-elected for the presidency. He succeeded to declare and establish the Balkan Charter of Peace in the framework of "Balkan Club of Peace”, which was delivered to some organizations and cities. Much is done on the approximation of the people of the Balkans and of the world by working with many organizations that fight for peace.

 

 He is close to all living Nobel peace Prize winners, and cooperates with them directly. In addition, he is author of the World Declaration of Peace, which was released on May 9th, 2014, signed by the representatives of all continents, presidents of the peace movements in Europe and the world from 51 countries. In summary, he is known as a fighter against the fascism and the propagator of peace. Osmo's work, as his friends say, is very successful and he enjoys great support of the peace movements around the world. He is convinced that the time will all show everything and that the truth will eventually come.

 

 Finally, he was elected as a director of the World Peace caravan, on the occasion of 70 years of victory over fascism.

 

 

People supporting the organization
 
July 27th, 2016, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Denis Zvizdic visited by Mr. Osmo Vatres, President of Balkan Club of Peace.
 
 
2014 - Peace Representatives - Signing World Peace Declaration
 
 
2014, 8th May - President of Balkan Club of Peace, Osmo Vatreš, lead the World Peace Movement Summit at President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic. Attendees included Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Tawakkol Karman and Malik Obama, President of Peace Fondation Barack Obama Sr.
 
 
2013 - World Summit, meeting at Skoplje, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa, born in Macedonia. Conference, from right to left: Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal and the Attorney General for England, Balkan Club of Peace President - Osmo Vatreš, India-representative, Lady Mohini Kent Noon, Human Rights Activist England, Lord Prof. Dr. University
 
 
2014 April - Osmo Vatreš with Ahmed Shabeeb Al-Dhaheri, Director of The Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Foundation
 
 
April 6th, 2016 - Asia-Europe Meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey, Presidents and Prime Ministers of the countries participating in the Summit
 
 
Mr. Osmo Vatreš visiting Mr. Lech Wałęsa on April the 7th 2007 in Gdansk
 
 
Mr. Osmo Vatreš, President of the Balkan Club of Peace and Mrs. Ida Romić, General Secretary visiting Irina Bokova, General Director of UNESCO on November 2009 in Paris.
 
 
Balkans Club of Peace delegation received by Mr. Stipe Mesić, President of the Republic of Croatia on 20 November 2009 in Sarajevo.
 
 
Mr. Bamir Topi, President of Republic of Albania spoke to Mr. Osmo Vatreš and members of Balkans Club of Peace about the preparation and promotion of World Peace Congress.
 
 
Mr. Osmo Vatreš, President of the Balkan Club of Peace with Prof. Geir Lundestad, Director of Nobel Comitee for peace on 7 January 2009 in Oslo.
 
 
Mr. Osmo Vatreš, President of the Balkan Club of Peace with Mr. Thorvald Stoltenberg, a well-known Norwegian diplomat and one of the negotiators for ending the war in former Yugoslavia on 7 January 2009.
 
 
A meeting in the Marmara Foundation in Istanbul 26.07.2011
 
 
Mr. Osmo Vatreš with President of The Republic of Macedonia Dr. Gjorge Ivanov
 
 
Mr. Osmo Vatreš and Dr. Nebojša Ranđelović with President of The Republic of Macedonia Dr. Gjorge Ivanov
 
 
Participants from Balkan Club of Peace on the 15. Eurasian Economic Summit in Turkey 12.04.2012