Press releases

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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.
  • 18 Jul 2016 - Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and work of a legend who embodied the highest values of the United Nations. Madiba was a model global citizen whose example continues to guide us in our work to build a better world for all. Today, we remember a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement who worked tirelessly for peace and human dignity.
  • 13 Jun 2016 - Nicosia, 13th June 2016 – The new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Elizabeth Spehar, has arrived in Cyprus to formally assume her duties. Ms. Spehar will also act as the Deputy to the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser (DSASG) on Cyprus.
  • UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune (c), UNFICYP Spokesperson Aleem Siddique (l) and Myelene Bidault, OHCHR Human Rights Officer at a press conference in Nicosia on 2 June 2016. UNFICYP/Juraj Hladky

    02 Jun 2016 - “The current political situation in Cyprus creates many obstacles to the exercise of cultural rights”, said United Nations human rights expert Karima Bennoune at the end of her first fact-finding mission to Cyprus.
  • 29 May 2016 - The confidence that the world places in United Nations peacekeeping is reflected in its massive growth in recent years, in terms of both numbers and complexity. Fifteen years ago, the UN had fewer than 40,000 military and police personnel. Today, more than 105,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and police-contributing countries serve under the blue flag, along with 18,000 international and national civilian staff and UN Volunteers.