UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations meets with CMP Members
Release Date: 3 November 2023
(Nicosia, 3 November 2023) – Today, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP). The CMP Members updated Mr. Lacroix on the Committee’s bi-communal operation and conveyed their gratitude for the United Nations’ continuing support to CMP’s humanitarian work.
The CMP was established in 1981 by an agreement between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot leaders, under the auspices of the United Nations. The CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus became operational in 2006 and is co-funded by the European Union.
In 2023, these funds will support the CMP with its goal to identify and return the remains of missing individuals and to bring to an end the uncertainty which has affected the families for so many years.
So far, 1,036 missing persons from both Cypriot communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials.
CMP relies on donor support to implement its bi-communal project that alleviates the suffering of the concerned families.