UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR PEACEKEEPING VISITS CYPRUS
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 representatives.
Mr. Lacroix will be received by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar and UNFICYP’s Force Commander, Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir.
During his visit he will also meet with UNFICYP peacekeepers, members of the diplomatic community, the Committee on Missing Persons and speak at an event to mark International Women’s Day.
Last month the Security Council renewed the mandate of UNFICYP for a further six months and endorsed the implementation of the Secretary-General’s strategic review recommendations to ensure that the Mission is optimally configured to fulfill its mandated tasks.