Speech by the G/C Member of the CMP, Mr N. Nestoros, at the inauguration of the exhibition “Beneath the Carob Trees”, NY, 31 May
Today is a very special day for the CMP and for me. I am here, in the heart of the United Nations, to pay the minimum tribute to the missing people of our island, Cyprus, through this humble ceremony. This is certainly unique and honorary. I consider the book that we are presenting today also to be unique. It approaches this longstanding tragedy, which we are trying to soothe, from anot...


Speech by the UN Secretary-General at the inauguration of the exhibition on the work of the CMP in Cyprus, New York, 31 May
Tonight’s exhibition, “Beneath the Carob Trees”, takes us to Cyprus, an island that has been on the Security Council’s agenda for the past 53 years. In Cyprus, during the 1960s and then in 1974, thousands of people -- both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot -- went missing. Altogether, the fate of more than 2,000 people became unknown. The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cypru...


Reference to the Cyprus Problem by the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General
The Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Mr Farhan Haq, made reference to Cyprus yesterday replying to questions, during the regular press briefing, regarding the departure of President Anastasiades from the official dinner hosted by the Turkish President, in honor of Heads of State and Government, in Turkey, due to the presence of the Turkish Cypriot leader. The specific quest...


Foreign Trade Statistics January – February 2016
The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the new monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (by commodity and country)” for January – February 2016. It includes detailed quantity and value data on imports/arrivals and exports/dispatches of domestically produced goods and foreign goods classified by the 6th digit commodity code and by partner ...


The Press and Information Office launches its new website
The new website of the Press and Information Office ( has been launched today with a revamped layout, content and mode of operation. All the official press releases of the Government, the House of Representatives and independent state officials and institutions, the statements by the Government Spokesman, as well as various announcements, are being posted on the website as ...


The Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General referred to the Joint Statement of the two leaders
The Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General, Mr Farhan Haq, during yesterday’s Press briefing, referred to the Joint Statement issued by the two leaders on Sunday on the first anniversary of the talks between them. Specifically, he said: “The Greek and the Turkish Cypriot leaders issued a Joint Statement on the first anniversary of the talks between them, which was put out by t...


Joint Statement on the first anniversary of the talks between the Greek Cypriot leader and the Turkish Cypriot leader
Today marks the first anniversary of our talks as the two leaders, as well as our commitment to work tirelessly to reach a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus question on the basis of the Joint Statement of February 2014. This has been a year of intensive negotiations and we, as the two leaders, would like to express our satisfaction with the essential progress that has been achieve...


Free entrance in the Museums on the 18th of May
The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that on Wednesday, 18th May 2016, International Museum Day, all Museums of the Department of Antiquities will have free entry. The public can visit the Department of Antiquities’ website, for a list of all Museums and their opening hours as well as for all events organized within t...


Appreciation to Ms. Katie Clerides for her donation from the Department of Antiquities
The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Ms. Katie Clerides for her generous donation of ethnographic objects. The donation was made in memory of Ms. Clerides’ parents, the late former President of the Republic of Cyprus Glafkos Clerides and Lila-Irini Clerides. The collection consists of carpets, furnit...


Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Public Sector, 2014
On the basis of the results of a survey carried out by the Statistical Service, the total expenditure for environmental protection activities in the public sector in 2014 is estimated at €81,4 million, which corresponds to 0,47% of the Gross Domestic Product, compared to €90,2 million or 0,50% of the GDP in 2013. In 2014, the total current expenditure reached €55 million while investment ...

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