Press Release

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

  • 30 Apr 2019 - A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights.  No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking...
  • 27 Mar 2019 - 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. Mine action clears paths and creates safe...
  • 30 Nov 2018 - U N I T E D   N A T I O N S                                    N A T I O N S   U N I E S   THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY 1 December 2018 Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the response to HIV stands at a crossroads. Which way we turn may define...
  • 23 Nov 2018 - THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 25 NOVEMBER 2018   Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic.  It is a moral affront to all women and girls, a mark of shame on all our societies and a major obstacle...
  • 08 Nov 2018 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Cheryl Pearce of Australia as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
    Major General Pearce succeeds...
  • 24 Oct 2018 - United Nations Day marks the birthday of our founding Charter – the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of “we the peoples." Every day, the women and men of the United Nations work to give practical meaning to that Charter. Despite the odds and the...
  • 21 Sep 2018 - Nicosia, 21st September 2018 – As the world commemorates the International Day of Peace, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of Mission, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar, highlighted the importance of people across the island working together towards lasting...
  • 27 Feb 2018 - Nicosia, 27 February 2018 – The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix arrives in Cyprus tomorrow for a two day visit to the island. Mr Lacroix will meet with Government officials, local authorities and community...
  • 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...

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