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226 UN peacekeepers were honored for their service to the cause of peace in Cyprus at UNFICYP’s Summer Medal Parade on Thursday 7 July. The ceremony took place at the Old Nicosia Airport in the UN Protected Area (UNPA).
When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon first appointed me as UNFICYP Force Commander in 2014, I was excited to take on the new challenge. As the first ever female Force Commander of a UN Peacekeeping mission, I was venturing into uncharted territory.
The United Nations Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir of Bangladesh as the Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
Elizabeth Spehar, former Director of DPA’s Policy and Mediation Division, arrived in Nicosia on 13 June to take up her new role as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Cyprus, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar, this afternoon met the UK's Minister for Europe and the Americas, Mr. Alan Duncan, at UNFICYP HQ in the buffer zone.
The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) has the pleasure to announce the launch of a book, titled Beneath the Carob Trees: The Lost Lives of Cyprus, which documents the work undertaken by the Committee.
The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus marked International Day of Peace yesterday with a special candle light vigil at Ledra Palace in the UN buffer zone.
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