Maria Trimithiotou has been working in UNFICYP since 1988. When she joined the engineering unit back then, the Mission barely made use of computers and most staff would depend on typewriters to prepare their reports.
Today, UNFICYP's Force Commander, Major General Ingrid Gjerde met representatives of “The Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation” and “The Friends of the Nicosia Children’s Home” at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia to deliver funds raised during the Mission's end of year charit
In December, UNFICYP became the first United Nations peacekeeping mission to receive enhanced situational awareness capabilities with the launch of the Unite Aware technical platform and redesign of the Joint Operations Centre.
UNFICYP held a hybrid NGO Networking Forum at Ledra Palace Hotel to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual global campaign from 25 November until 10 December that mobilizes efforts to end violence against women and girls.
More than 30 young people from across the island joined the UN’s environmental peacebuilding initiative in Cyprus called the “UN Youth Champions for Environment and Peace programme”, now in its third year of bringing people together, nearly 100 young people