The President of Bosnia and Herzegovina says the Bosnian people are committed to taking back ownership of the country from the United Nations.

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, Ivo Jovic described Bosnia as a non-functional structure left to the Bosnian people by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords.

He said Bosnian Serbs, Muslims, and Croats are committed to the highest standards of human and civil rights. President Jovic said Bosnia belongs to the European family of nations and can be a factor of stability in the Balkans.

The 1995 peace accords, which ended the war in the former Yugoslavia, split Bosnia into a Serb Republic and a Muslim-Croat Federation.  It is administered by a U.N. representative appointed by the Security Council.