Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,
Opening Remarks by the Special Representative of the
Secretary-General in Cyprus and UNFICYP Head of Mission
Ms. Elizabeth Spehar
Following a week’s delay due to inclement weather, UNFICYP’s much anticipated Military Skills Competition took place on 7 December 2016, with the eight competing teams eagerly awaiting the Force Commander’s horn, a tradition that signifies the start of the event.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus and Head of UNFICYP, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar, Force Commander Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir, and senior officials of the mission join global calls to end violence against women and girls.
At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development.
Dozens of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots came together on November 1st and 11th 2016 at two informative meetings in Lefkonoiko/Gecitkale organised by the Bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH), the European Commission and the UNDP to present the forthcoming conservation