Cyprus

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • 3 November 2011

    Council Briefing on Cyprus

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    Following the two-day talks hosted by the Secretary-General at the Greentree Estate outside of New York City, Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer will brief Council members in consultations tomorrow morning (Friday, 4 November). (The talks, which involved the Greek...

  • 6 September 2011

    Cyprus Briefing

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (7 September) Council members are scheduled to have a briefing on Cyprus by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Alexander Downer, via video-conference. It seems the main focus of the briefing will be on the Secretary-General’s assessment report on the status...

  • 10 June 2011

    Cyprus

    What's in Blue

    On Monday 13 June, the Council will hold consultations on Cyprus, followed by the adoption of a resolution on extending the mandate of UNFICYP for another 6 months. The resolution is expected to keep to language contained in the Secretary-General’s...

  • June 2011

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the special representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Lisa Buttenheim, will brief the Council in consultations on the Secretary-General's report due by early June. The Council is expected to renew the mandate of UNFICYP for another half-year.

  • March 2011

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Secretary-General’s special adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, will brief Council members in informal consultations on the Secretary-General’s good-offices report expected by the end of February. It is unclear whether the Council will take any action following the consultations. The mandate of the UNFICYP expires on 15 June.

  • December 2010

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is expected to extend the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, UNFICYP, for another six months. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus, Lisa Buttenheim, is expected to brief Council members in informal consultations. A Secretary-General’s report on UNFICYP is due on 1 December.

  • October 2011

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, is expected to brief Council members in informal consultations on the ongoing UN-facilitated reunification talks between the Greek Cypriot president Demetris Christofias and the Turkish Cypriot leader Derviş Eroğlu.

  • June 2010

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of UNFICYP for another six months before it expires on 15 June. The Secretary-General’s regular UNFICYP report is due by 1 June. A separate report on the good offices mission conducted by Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer was issued on 11 May.