Press Release

Latest press releases from UNFICYP, the Good Offices and the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus

  • 01 Dec 2017 - NEW YORK, 1 December 2017 - The world is well on its way to meeting the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Nearly 21 million people living with HIV now have access to treatment – a number that should grow to more than 30 million by 2020. AIDS-related deaths and new HIV...
  • 30 Nov 2017 - NICOSIA, 29 November 2017 - On the occasion of the Mawlid-al Nabi - a special pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Tekke took place today, on the 29th of November. Mufti of Cyprus, H.E Dr Talip Atalay led prayers at noon for 950 faithful of Turkish origin that cannot otherwise cross the...
  • 28 Nov 2017 - NICOSIA, 28 November 2017 - The 'Imagine' programme that runs under the auspices of the Technical Committee on Education and implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation (H4C) with the support of the UN Peacekeeping...
  • 16 Nov 2017 - NICOSIA, 16 November 2017 - A High-Level meeting of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process (RTCYPP) took place on 16 November 2017, coinciding with the 22nd Anniversary of the International Day of Tolerance. The meeting was hosted by the Ambassador of Sweden to Cyprus...
  • 01 Nov 2017 - Nicosia, 1 November 2017 – As mandated by the Security Council in its resolution 2369 (2017), a team from United Nations headquarters will visit Cyprus from 2 to 7 November 2017 to conduct a strategic review of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNIFCYP).  The...
  • 27 Oct 2017 - Nicosia, 27 October 2017 – Big Game Hunting Season starts on 5th of November. UNFICYP would like to remind hunters that hunting in the buffer zone is strictly prohibited. Entering the buffer zone area in order to perform any kind of hunting activities, including, but not...
  • 24 Oct 2017 - NEW YORK, 24 October 2017 - Our world faces many grave challenges. Widening conflicts and inequality. Extreme weather and deadly intolerance. Security threats – including nuclear weapons. We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will. The...
  • 04 Oct 2017 - Nicosia, 4 October 2017 – At 10:50 am this morning, an UNFICYP vehicle carrying humanitarian supplies departed Nicosia for Greek Cypriot communities in the Karpas, as has been regular practice for close to four decades. UNFICYP was obliged to limit today’s delivery to medical...
  • 27 Jul 2017 -  The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months today, while asking the Secretary-General to conduct a strategic review of the mission. Unanimously adopting resolution 2369 (2017), the Council extended...
  • 29 Jun 2017 - NICOSIA, 29 June 2017 - On 29 June, a CMP excavation team located the remains of at least one individual in a military area in Deryneia/Derinya. The CMP’s bi-communal excavation teams are continuing excavations at Voni/Gökhan, Bogazi/Boğaz and Kontemenos/ Kılıçarslan which...

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