Cyprus welcomes UNFICYP renewal

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides is satisfied with the UN Security Council resolution approving the six-month renewal of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate but said the barbed wire remains. He

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


UNFICYP mandate for another six months

The Security Council of the United Nations has renewed the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate for six months, until July 31, 2022. It adopted the resolution unanimously on Thursday during

New Unficyp chief arrives in Cyprus

Colin Stewart, the new Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (Unficyp), arrived on the island on Monday, replacing Elizabeth Spehar. As

Guterres appoints new UNFICYP head

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Canadian Colin Stewart as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Stewart will also perform the role of

COVID19: No tests for jabbed Cypriots at crossings

Vaccinated Cypriots will be allowed to cross between the Republic and the Turkish occupied north without having to take a coronavirus test beforehand, according to a United Nations announcement. The announcement was

UNFICYP renewal mandate to be adopted

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt unanimously on Tuesday a resolution renewing for a further six months the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate with minor changes. In its

Cyprus expects no surprises in UNFICYP report

President Nicos Anastasiades said current events which “fully justify extending the presence of the peacekeeping force in Cyprus” will be included in the UN Secretary-General’s report on UNFICYP. Anastasiades on Thursday met