Liverpool’s Merseyside Police investigators train CMP staff
International experts assess CMP’s identification and forensic capabilities
Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok presents a EUR 50,000 donation to the CMP on 6 September 2018
ICRC headquarters officials visit Nicosia to discuss a 4-year ICRC-CMP cooperation on a missing persons project
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
800 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 18 January 2019) – Two senior trainers from Liverpool’s Merseyside police have provided for a highly valuable training programme in Nicosia to more than 20 Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots involved in the investigative efforts of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP).
(Nicosia 11 January 2019) – Four prominent experts in forensic and identification sciences visited the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) from 7 to 10 January 2019.
(Nicosia, 18 December 2018) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Ireland for its generous donation of EUR 25,000 made today.
Number of missing people:
Greek Cypriots: 1510
Turkish Cypriots: 492
Identified Individuals returned to their families:
Greek Cypriots: 681
Turkish Cypriots: 246
Opened: 1241 (No of Human remains on sites: 1202)
Sets of Remains analyzed: