UNFICYP Force Commander Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir last week undertook inspections of the mission’s Sectors and the Mobile Force Reserve unit in order to assess their preparedness to fulfill their duties.
At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development.
Dozens of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots came together on November 1st and 11th 2016 at two informative meetings in Lefkonoiko/Gecitkale organised by the Bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH), the European Commission and the UNDP to present the forthcoming conservation
On 4 November 2016, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Cyprus and Head of UNFICYP, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar, gave opening remarks at a conference, Pathways towards Sustainable Peace - UNSC Res 1325, which focused on the important role of women in peace and security.
The Ambassador of Sweden to Cyprus, Ms. Anna Olsson Vrang, hosted the religious leaders of Cyprus for a lunch meeting within the framework of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process (RTCYPP), on 31st October 2016 at the Swedish Residence in Nicosia.
Following his official welcome to Cyprus on 10 October 2016, UNFICYP’s new Force Commander, Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir, was quick to get his feet wet, spending the week familiarising himself with the mission and its day-to-day running.
Mr. President, Your Excellency Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, Your Excellency Mr. Augusto Ernesto dos Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Ladies and Gentlemen,