Cyprus

  • 28 April 2009

    Update Report No. 6: Cyprus

    Update Report

    On 30 April, the Council is expected to hold consultations on Cyprus and hear a briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, who has been conducting good offices and providing support to talks between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders, Mehmet Ali Talat and Demetris 

  • December 2008

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) to 15 June 2009 without change. The mandate expires on 15 December, and the Secretary-General’s report on UNFICYP is expected by 1 December.

  • This Special Research Report attempts to provide for Council members, and other interested parties, a short history of the 45 years of Council involvement in the Cyprus issue. There now seems to be a sense of optimism and hope that the parties, with assistance from the UN and the Council, can at last reach a sustainable solution. On 25 July, Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat agreed to resume full-fledged negotiations aimed at finding a solution to the Cyprus problem, and to put the agreed solution to separate simultaneous referendums. The negotiations began as scheduled on 3 September. This report focuses on Security Council involvement over the past 45 years. It also touches on developments in the General Assembly and successive UN-led peace talks. It does not aim to be comprehensive. Rather it is designed to explain the evolution of the UN and Security Council involvement.

  • June 2008

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) expires on 15 June. A report from the Secretary-General is due by 1 June. The Council will be interested in his assessment of progress in the discussions that are preparing the ground for the resumption of full-fledged negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides. At this stage, the Council is expected to renew UNFICYP’s mandate without any change. 

  • December 2007

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), due to expire on 15 December, for six months. A report from the Secretary-General is due by 3 December.

  • June 2007

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General's next report on Cyprus is due by 1 June. The mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) expires on 15 June. The Council is expected to renew it for an additional six months. Significant Council action on the Cyprus situation remains unlikely. However, members may be keen to quietly encourage some intensification of action by the Secretary-General.

  • December 2006

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) expires on 15 December. It is expected to be renewed for six months.

  • 28 August 2006

    Update Report No. 4: Cyprus

    Update Report

    The Council has scheduled a 29 August briefing in Informal Consultations from Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari on his recent trip to Cyprus. No formal action is expected but there is interest in Gambari's assessment of the political climate and the prospects for removing some of the blockages preventing forward movement.

  • June 2006

    Cyprus

    Monthly Forecast

    On 15 June, the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) will expire. The Council is expected to renew the mandate for an additional six months, but pressure for a further downsizing of the mission is growing.

  • December 2005

    Cyprus (UNFICYP)

    Monthly Forecast

    On 15 December 2005, the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) will expire, and the Council is expected to renew the mandate for an additional six months.