UN peacekeeping role renewed for 12 months

In a break with tradition, the UN Security Council has extended the UN Peacekeeping Force’s (UNFICYP) mandate for 12 months until January 31, 2024, instead of the usual six months. The resolution

Austria remembers Cyprus napalm victims

Austria and Cyprus paid homage to the UN peacekeepers who died in 1974, honoured the thousands of ‘blue berets’ that served during the past six decades and reiterated their resolve to cooperate


Top UN peacekeeping official to tour Green Line

The head of UN Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is on a four-day working visit to Cyprus to monitor the Blue Berets patrolling the island’s divide. UN Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric,