Jovan Divjak, retired general of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARB&H) and executive director of the Association "Education Builds B&H", died in Sarajevo at the age of 84.
He was born on March 11, 1937 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Military Academy in Belgrade, the course for battalion commander, Command and Staff Academy and the War School, and he performed the duties of an officer in the headquarters of the Territorial Defense of B&H. During the war, he served as Brigadier General of the Army of RB&H and Assistant Chief of Staff of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jovan was one of the founders and initiator of the idea of creating today's Association, in which he incorporated his life's work and himself. The philanthropic idea is the leader of this Association, headed by Jovan Divjak for 27 years.
He is the holder of a large number of awards for socially useful and humanitarian work such as April 6 Award of the City of Sarajevo, the Order of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic, Order of Lafayette.
He has contributed to numerous international conferences and seminars, advocated for the respect of children's and human rights as well as for quality and complete education. French and Italian publishers printed his book "Sarajevo, My Love", which talks about his life and war events in B&H, and he is the author of the book "Expecting Truth and Justice".