Press releases

  • 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. 
  • 13 Oct 2016 - 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,  Above all, Mr. Secretary-General-designate, congratulations … félicitations … felicitaciones …   parabéns!    I commend the Member States not only for their choice, but for the way in which they went about it. 
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  • 07 Oct 2016 - The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the United States of America for a donation of USD 136,780 made today in support of the work of the CMP. This contribution is allocated to the CMP to fund the new CMP Archival Research Coordinator position. This brings the United States’ financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 846,840 over the past ten years.
  • 05 Oct 2016 - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Ireland for its donation of EUR 25,000 made today. This brings the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 300,000 over the past ten years.
  • 14 Sep 2016 -   Joint Statement to the Press on behalf of the Greek Cypriot leader Mr. Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Mustafa Akıncı   Wednesday, 14th September 2016     Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akınci, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, completed an intensive phase of eight meetings.
  • 30 Jul 2016 - Poverty, violence, human rights abuses and other major problems on the global agenda have in common a failure to respect fundamental norms and values developed over millennia.
  • 28 Jul 2016 - Faced with increasing difficulties to locate additional human remains, the CMP urgently needs to broaden efforts to obtain information that may lead to the discovery of burial sites. This includes the review of archival material of international organizations, state actors and domestic authorities that were present during the events of 1963-64 and 1974.