Press releases

  • 23 May 2022 - Nicosia - The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) condemns an attack by unidentified perpetrators against a UN patrol vehicle on the evening of Saturday, 21 May.  The incident took place at around 10pm inside the buffer zone, approximately three kilometers east of Geri/Yeri. The perpetrators fled towards the south in a vehicle.
  • 06 Dec 2021 - The new Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Mr. Colin Stewart, has arrived in Cyprus to formally assume his duties. Mr. Stewart will also be the Deputy Special Adviser to the Secretary-General (DSASG) on Cyprus. 
  • 04 Nov 2021 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Colin Stewart of Canada as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).  Mr. Stewart will also perform the role of Deputy to the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus.  
  • 24 Mar 2021 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Ingrid Gjerde of Norway as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Major General Gjerde succeeds Major General Cheryl Pearce of Australia, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedication and leadership during her two years of service.
  • 09 Dec 2020 - The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) continues to work closely with the authorities to ensure that all relevant protocols to prevent and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to.   
  • 03 Nov 2020 - SECRETARY-GENERAL’S GOOD OFFI
  • 27 Oct 2020 - SECRETARY-GENERAL’S GOOD OFFICES MISSION IN CYPRUS
  • 21 May 2020 - UNFICYP welcomes today’s discussion between the leaders and their decision to ease restrictions at the crossing points. We stand ready to assist the sides and the bi-communal Technical Committee on health on the way forward as the situation allows. End.
  • 12 May 2020 - Nicosia – Today at around 3.00am a small explosive device was detonated outside a bakery in the bi-communal village of Pyla. The explosion caused minor damage to property; thankfully, no injuries to persons were reported. The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) is very concerned by this incident. The perpetrators must be brought to justice.
  • 06 May 2020 - Nicosia - We hope that both sides will continue to cooperate closely as they address the public health emergency across the island. This includes coordinating their efforts to ease restrictions at the crossing points, when the situation allows. UNFICYP stands ready to facilitate and support both sides with these efforts.

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