Strategic Review of UNFICYP
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 team will conduct a rigorous evidence-based assessment of the impact of UNFICYP activities, in order to develop recommendations on how the Mission can be optimally configured to implement its existing mandate.
The review team will be led by an external expert, Mr. Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, and include approximately 10 United Nations staff from the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations, Field Support, Political Affairs and Safety and Security. During its visit to Cyprus, the team will meet with United Nations officials in Cyprus, as well as relevant stakeholders on both sides of the island, representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society.
Following the visit, the team will convey its findings and recommendations to the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations, Field Support, and Political Affairs. As requested by the Security Council in its resolution 2369 (2017), the Secretary-General will submit a report on the results of the review to the Security Council by 27 November 2017.
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