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UN Peacekeeping Mission to Cyprus Extended

The work of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been extended for 6 months, as a result of a Security Council resolution which was unanimously adopted on Wednesday. The move comes at a time when reunification talks between...

UN Concerned Over Failure to Clear Cyprus' Minefields

The UN has said it remains ready to help the two sides in Cyprus develop a roadmap to creating a mine-free island, should there be the political will to do so. UN spokesperson in Cyprus, Aleem Siddique, was invited to...

UN Security Council Unanimously Renews Cyprus Peacekeeping Force Mandate

The UN Security Council adopted unanimously on Thursday a resolution, renewing for six more months, until January 31, 2018, the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). According to the resolution, the Security Council welcomes "the progress of...

Greek and Turkish Cypriot Sides to Decide on Common Issues

The two sides in Cyprus will decide when and how to address such issues as the time zone, UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) spokesman Aleem Siddique has told CNA, following a decision taken in Cyprus' Turkish occupied areas...

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Renewal of UNFICYP Mandate

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the UN peace-keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on Thursday. The Security Council “encourages the sides to grasp the current opportunity with determination to secure a...

Photo Exhibition in Honor of UNFICYP

Cyprus organized a photographic exhibition on 50 years of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).  The exhibition was held in New York on July 1 and its opening was attended by UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé...

First Female Head for Cyprus UN Peacekeepers

Major-General Kristin Lund has been appointed to head the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), the first woman promoted to the position. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement May 12. Norwegian Kristin Lund is the first woman to be appointed as...

Marking 50th Anniversary, Ban Ηails ‘Crucial’ role of UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the “crucial” role of United Nations peacekeepers over the past 50 years in preventing a recurrence of fighting between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in Cyprus, and hoped both sides will continue to...

UN: Cyprus Rivals to Meet Tuesday for Peace Talks

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu meet on Tuesday morning, an UNFICYP press release issued here on Saturday says. According to the UNFICYP press release the two leaders will meet in the United Nations Protected Area...

UN Urges New Effort on Cyprus Reunification Talks

As it has a number of times, the United Nations Security Council, citing its disappointment in the new breakdown in talks to reunify Cyprus, which has been divided since an unlawful Turkish invasion in 1974, has urged both sides...