Major Maarten Magee, from the United Kingdom, joined the British Army in 2006 to undertake the Regular Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 2007.
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 path towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be clear of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. All people have the right to live in security, and not fear their next step.
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