Cyprus

  • July 2014

    Cyprus

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In July, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for an additional six months ahead of its 31 July expiry. The Special Representative and head of mission, Lisa Buttenheim, will likely brief the Council on the latest UNFICYP report and the status of negotiations. 

  • 21 JANUARY 2014

    Consultations on Cyprus

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (22 January ), weather conditions permitting, Council members will be briefed in consultations by Lisa Buttenheim, the Secretary General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). In addition, Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to…

  • January 2014

    Cyprus

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In January, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months ahead of its 31 January expiry. Lisa Buttenheim, the Special Representative and head of mission, will most likely brief on the forthcoming UNFICYP report, due by 10 January.

  • Tomorrow (30 July) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2014. The draft resolution, which has been in blue since 25 July, largely resembles…

  • July 2013

    Cyprus

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In July, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for an additional six months before the mandate expires on 31 July. Lisa Buttenheim, the Special Representative and head of UNFICYP, will likely brief Council members in consultations on the upcoming report of the Secretary-General on Cyprus. (Resolution 2089 requested the report by 10 July.)

  • 29 MAY 2013

    Consultations on Cyprus

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (30 May) Council members will be briefed in consultations by video conference by Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus. Downer had hoped to bring new information to Council members following a social dinner he planned…

  • March 2013

    Cyprus

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In March, Council members may be briefed in consultations by Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, on the prospects for progress in negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. The mandate of the UN Force in Cyprus expires on 31 July.

  • 23 JANUARY 2013

    Cyprus Mission Resolution

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    The Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Thursday morning (24 January) renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The adoption follows the consultations among Council members last week (17 January) when the Special…

  • January 2013

    Cyprus

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In January, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for a further six months before its mandate expires on 31 January.

  • 17 JULY 2012

    Cyprus Mission Renewal

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 July), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for a further six months, until 31 January 2013. While Council members all agree that the mission—which has been on…

  • July 2012

    Cyprus

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In July, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, as has been customary since the mission was established in 1964.

  • Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations tomorrow morning (29 March) to discuss Cyprus. Alexander Downer, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, is set to brief members via video-conference on recent negotiations on Cyprus. He has been meeting with,…

  • 25 JANUARY 2012

    Special Adviser Downer to Brief on Cyprus

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    The Council is scheduled to hold informal consultations this afternoon (25 January) on Cyprus. The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, is set to brief and update members on developments at the “Greentree II” talks, which concluded yesterday. (This…

  • 13 DECEMBER 2011

    Renewal of Cyprus Mission Mandate

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    The Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP) tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 14 December). The anticipated adoption of the resolution follows a briefing in consultations by Lisa Buttenheim, head of…

  • November 2011

    Cyprus

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In December, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months. The Secretary-General is due to submit a report by 1 December and a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission, Lisa Buttenheim, is expected before the renewal of the mandate. It appears unlikely that the Council’s decision will differ significantly from resolution 1986, which was the last mandate renewal. UNFICYP’s current mandate expires on 15 December.