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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...

Cypriot Student Wins Model UN Debate Competition

Julianna Georgallidou, a sophomore law student from the University of Cyprus, has won the “Debate Champion” award of the Model United Nations (MUN) contest held in Rome from 13 to 17 of March, 2014. According to sources, the Cypriot student emerged as the...

Greek Female Painters for International Women’s Day

“Inspiration for change” is this year’s theme designated by the United Nations on the International Women’s Day which is celebrated in many ways around the world and is an institution of memory, thinking and planning for improvement of women’s...

Top Greek-Australian Lawyer, Adviser to the UN

Magda Karagiannakis is a Greek-Australian University Lecturer at the La Trobe University in Melbourne. She is an adviser to the United Nations on legal matters and an interrogator for substantial international cases, occasionally handling major cases such as crimes...

Cyprus Says Close to Reviving Talks

Cyprus said on Wednesday, Feb 5, it was close to reviving stalled peace talks between the island's Greek and Turkish communities, Reuters reports. The United Nations has been toiling for months on the wording of a 'joint statement' to restart...

UN Dismayed Over Migrant Boat Sinking in Greece

The United Nations refugee agency has expressed dismay at the capsizing of a boat carrying migrants to Greece illegally, leaving 12 people feared drowned. The UNCHR late Tuesday urged the government to investigate why the accident occurred as a stranded...

Shocking Data on Violence Against Women in Greece

November 25 has been established by the U.N. as  the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The phenomenon of domestic violence incidents are shocking and unfortunately  still occurring widely, especially in Greece. The International Day for the Elimination of...

Greece Wants Turkey Out of Cyprus

In a statement certain to be ignored, Greece has urged Turkey to comply with international law and to withdraw its occupying forces from Cyprus, where they have had a presence since seizing the territory in 1974. In a statement on...

Turkey Warns Cyprus Over Drilling

Turkey has again reiterated its objections to Cyprus planning to explore for natural gas and oil reserves off the island, citing what it said is disregard for the rights of Turks who unlawfully occupy the northern third of the...

Greek-Cypriot Director’s Short Film Selected for Tribeca Film Fest

"A Short Film About GUNS," from Greek-Cypriot director Minos Papas, has been selected as part of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film Program. The film looks at the impact of the unregulated arms trade, and will screen in the "History...