UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix visits the CMP Lab on 2 March 2018
Opening of CMP exhibition at the EU Parliament, Brussels on 11 Oct 2016: President of the European Parliament Mr. Martin Schulz and President of the European Commission Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker with the CMP Members.
The three CMP Members present the book “Beneath the Carob Trees: The Lost Lives of Cyprus” to the two Leaders on 14 September 2016.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opens CMP Exhibition at UN Headquarters, New York on 31 May 2016
Visit by the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, to the CMP laboratory,
29 March 2016
Visit of religious leaders of Cyprus to the CMP laboratory,
8 February 2016
Visit of the Leaders to
the CMP laboratory,
20 December 2015.
The CMP is determined to find, identify and return to families the remains of the 2003 persons who went missing during the events of 1963-64 and 1974 in Cyprus.
We have returned the
remains of more than
700 persons missing from the events of 1963-64
and 1974 to their
More than 70 Cypriot scientists work to exhume, analyse and identify the remains of missing persons.
They are "The Faces of the CMP"
The CMP has excavated more than 900 suspected burial sites across Cyprus and exhumed the remains of more than 1000 persons.
About the CMP
July 2007 marked a turning point of historical significance: the CMP began returning the first remains of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot individuals to their families. These individuals had been missing since the tragic events of 1963-64 and 1974.
The primary objective of the CMP is to enable relatives of missing persons to recover the remains of their loved ones, arrange for a proper burial and close a long period of anguish and uncertainty. Most Cypriot families have been directly or indirectly affected and it is hoped that the healing of old wounds will in turn favour the overall process of reconciliation between both communities.
(Nicosia, 2 March 2018) Today, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited the CMP Anthropological Laboratory and met with the CMP Members and scientists.
(Nicosia, 16 February 2018) - On 16 February, Cypriot media widely reported on the mis-identification of the remains of two Greek Cypriots that had been carried out in 2005 under a programme by the Greek Cypriot authorities in cooperation with the Cyprus Institute for Neurology and Genetics (CING) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).
(Nicosia, 31st January 2018) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Portugal for its donation of EUR 15,000 made today.
Number of missing people:
Greek Cypriots: 1511
Turkish Cypriots: 492
Identified Individuals returned to their families:
Greek Cypriots: 658
Turkish Cypriots: 210
Opened: 1198 (No of Human remains on sites: 1226)
Sets of Remains analyzed: