Press Release

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

  • 10 Apr 2020 - Nicosia, 10th April 2020 – The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) confirms the first case of the coronavirus amongst its peacekeeping personnel today. The patient reported mild symptoms and was isolated immediately after testing positive for COVID-19. The...
  • 21 Mar 2020 - UNFICYP is continuing its operations at this time; our peacekeepers maintain their patrols in the buffer zone and remain engaged with both sides.   The mission has stepped up measures to protect our peacekeepers, ensure continuity of UN operations in Cyprus...
  • 05 Mar 2020 - Nicosia – Following the decision to temporarily close four crossing points along the buffer zone, UNFICYP is concerned by the ongoing disruption caused to people on both sides. While the UN supports all effective measures to address any potential public health emergency, it is...
  • 09 Dec 2019 - Nicosia, 09 December 2019 – UNFICYP is pleased to announce the clearance of nine suspected hazardous areas each on both sides of the island, amounting to a total area of 210,882 square meters.   This confidence-building measure was agreed upon by both...
  • 31 Oct 2019 - United Nations Day highlights the enduring ideals of the Charter, which entered into force on this date 74 years ago. Amid stormy global seas, the Charter remains our shared moral anchor. At this time of turbo-charged change, the United Nations remains focused on the real...
  • 31 Oct 2019 - Peace is at the heart of all our work at the United Nations. And we know peace is much more than a world free of war. It means resilient, stable societies where everyone can enjoy fundamental freedoms and thrive rather than struggle to meet basic needs.Today peace faces a new...
  • 22 Aug 2019 - Nicosia, 22 August 2019 – As hunting season commences in Cyprus, UNFICYP cautions that such activities in the buffer zone, as well as the use of weapons, dogs or equipment in this context, is a security risk and strictly prohibited. The Mission strongly urges hunters to refrain...
  • 20 May 2019 - Today we honor more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers since our first mission in 1948.  We remember the more than 3,800 personnel who paid the ultimate price. And we express our deepest gratitude to the 100,000 civilian, police and...
  • 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...

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