CMP visit to United Nations Headquarters
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. This is part of a wider effort undertaken by the CMP involving relevant archives of 12 countries as well as of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
On 8 and 9 May the three Members of the CMP visited United Nations Headquarters in New York. Amongst other senior officials, they met with Jeffrey Feltman, Under Secretay-General for Political Affairs and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations who assured the Members of the United Nations' continued support for the CMP. Members presented the CMP's 2017 to 2020 strategy which aims to speed up the project by investing in new technologies and tapping into new sources of information. The Members thanked the United Nations for providing full access to its archives in New York and Nicosia.