Press releases

  • 12 May 2017 - New York, 11 May 2017 - From 24 April to 5 May, two Cypriot researchers and the 3rd Member of the CMP searched confidential and publicly accessible United Nations archives from the 1963/4 and 1974 periods for information that could aid the discovery of possible burial sites of missing persons. Their effort yielded documents that will now be analysed by CMP investigators. A further visit will be required to complete the review of relevant archive holdings in New York.
  • 10 Apr 2017 - Nicosia, 10 April 2017 - The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus is pleased to announce the signing of two separate Memoranda of Understanding with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Argentinian Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF).
  • 01 Apr 2017 - NICOSIA, 31 March 2017 - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the United Kingdom for its donation of EUR 124,000 made today by H.E. Mr. Matthew Kidd, British High Commissioner to Cyprus, during a visit to the CMP Anthropological Laboratory. This brings direct British financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 297,000 over the past ten years.
  • 29 Mar 2017 -
    NICOSIA, 29 March 2017 - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Turkey for its donation of 92,000 EUR made today. This donation brings the Turkish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 826,000 over the past ten years.
  • 09 Mar 2017 - New York, 9 March 2017 - The Secretary-General today released his report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach for consideration by the General Assembly. 
  • 08 Mar 2017 - New York, 8 March 2017 - Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.
  • The three Members of the Committee on Missing Persons, Mr. Paul-Henri Arni, Ms. Gülden Plümer Küçük and Mr. Nestoras Nestoros. (File photo)

    01 Mar 2017 - Nicosia, 1 March 2017 - Today, the three Members of the Committee on Missing Persons, Ms. Gülden Plümer Küçük, Mr. Nestoras Nestoros and Mr. Paul-Henri Arni, met with representatives of associations representing the families of missing persons.
  • 24 Feb 2017 - Nicosia, 24 February 2017 – Big Game Hunting Season started on 3 November 2016. UNFICYP would like to remind hunters that hunting in the buffer zone is strictly prohibited. Entering the buffer zone area in order to perform any kind of hunting activities, including, but not limited to, those contemplating the use of weapons and/or dogs, runs the risk of drawing fire from either of the opposing forces, and is therefore dangerous and irresponsible.
  • 11 Feb 2017 - Nicosia, 11 february 2017 - The CMP has recently finalized the analysis of a set of remains that had been exhumed in 2015. DNA analysis of these remains, conducted by Bode Cellmark Forensics in Maryland, USA, indicated that they belonged to a person who had already been identified and returned to relatives in 2009.
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 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. 

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