26 January 2017 – Welcoming the progress thus far in negotiations led by Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders, as well as ongoing efforts, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged the sides to “grasp the current opportunity with determination” to secure a comprehensive settlement
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.