Press Release

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

  • 07 Oct 2016 - The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the United States of America for a donation of USD 136,780 made today in support of the work of the CMP. This contribution is allocated to the CMP to fund the new CMP Archival Research...
  • 05 Oct 2016 - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Ireland for its donation of EUR 25,000 made today. This brings the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 300,000 over the past ten years. This donation to the CMP Project on the...
  • 14 Sep 2016 -   Joint Statement to the Press on behalf of the Greek Cypriot leader Mr. Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Mustafa Akıncı   Wednesday, 14th September 2016     Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akınci, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos...
  • 30 Jul 2016 - Poverty, violence, human rights abuses and other major problems on the global agenda have in common a failure to respect fundamental norms and values developed over millennia. When greed supersedes concerns about the health of our planet or its inhabitants, when fanatic...
  • 28 Jul 2016 - Faced with increasing difficulties to locate additional human remains, the CMP urgently needs to broaden efforts to obtain information that may lead to the discovery of burial sites. This includes the review of archival material of international organizations, state actors and...
  • 18 Jul 2016 - Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and work of a legend who embodied the highest values of the United Nations. Madiba was a model global citizen whose example continues to guide us in our work to build a better world for all. Today, we...
  • 13 Jun 2016 - Nicosia, 13th June 2016 – The new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Elizabeth Spehar, has arrived in Cyprus to formally assume her duties. Ms. Spehar will also act as the Deputy to...
  • UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune (c), UNFICYP Spokesperson Aleem Siddique (l) and Myelene Bidault, OHCHR Human Rights Officer at a press conference in Nicosia on 2 June 2016. UNFICYP/Juraj Hladky

    02 Jun 2016 - “The current political situation in Cyprus creates many obstacles to the exercise of cultural rights”, said United Nations human rights expert Karima Bennoune at the end of her first fact-finding mission to Cyprus. The UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, who...
  • 29 May 2016 - The confidence that the world places in United Nations peacekeeping is reflected in its massive growth in recent years, in terms of both numbers and complexity. Fifteen years ago, the UN had fewer than 40,000 military and police personnel. Today, more than 105,000 uniformed...
  • 03 May 2016 - Human rights, democratic societies and sustainable development depend on the free flow of information.  And the right to information depends on press freedom.  Each year, we observe World Press Freedom Day to emphasize these fundamental principles, to protect the independence...

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