Platoon Sergeant Katarina Zahorska from Slovakia is UNFICYP’s first female photographer since the Mission’s inception in 1964.
Adnan Al-Sinawi has served in numerous UN peace operations including Afghanistan, Sudan and Iraq since he joined the Organization in 2001. Originally from Iraq, he is currently based in Nicosia where he leads application support for UNFICYP’s Field Technology Services Unit.
Susana Yagualca from Argentina joined the Marine Corps in her country’s navy in 1995; two years after enlisting, she became a nurse. This is Susana’s fourth tour of duty at UNFICYP where she wears the dual hats of Force Medical Assistant and Deputy Hygiene Officer.
The 2018 Pyla Peace Festival took place on 12-13 October and was supported by UNFICYP. Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot residents in the village, representatives from the diplomatic community and local authorities attended the event, enjoying food, drink, entertainment and shopping.
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, UNFICYP’s Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Elizabeth Spehar, Force Commander Major General Cheryl Pearce and Senior Police Adviser, Ann-Kristen Kvilekval, participated in a panel discussion
On 19 June 2018, UNFICYP’s Gender Advisor and Civil Affairs team held a workshop on gender equality with some 25 young leaders participating in the PeacePlayers International-Cyprus summer camp, which included 60 youth representing both communities in Cyprus, the Middle East, Northern Ireland, So