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    UNFICYP mandate renewal resolution circulates as official Security Council document

    UN Security Councils resolution renewing the Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate until January 31, 2022, which was unanimously adopted on July 29, has circulated as an official Security Council document.

    The resolution was circulated as an official document of the UN Security Council S/RES/2587 (2021) on August 3, according to a Press and Information Office announcement on Thursday.

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    Among other things, the resolution reaffirms the Security Council’s Presidential Statement of the 23rd of July 2021 regarding the Turkish actions in Varosha and condemns the Turkish President`s and the Turkish Cypriot Presidents statements on the 20th  of July 2021.

    It also calls for the immediate reversal of all actions that have taken place since October 2020 while reaffirming the relevant resolutions, with special reference to resolutions 550 (1984) and 789 (1992).

    In relation to Varosha, in particular, the resolution reiterates the Security Council`s position that no action should be taken that is incompatible with the above-mentioned resolutions and calls for actions to be avoided that undermine the prospects for a peaceful solution.

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    Set up in 1964, UNFICYP is one of the longest-running UN Peacekeeping missions.

    Since a de facto ceasefire in August 1974, UNFICYP has supervised the ceasefire lines; provided humanitarian assistance; and maintained a buffer zone between the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces in the north and the Greek and Greek Cypriot forces in the south.

    UNFICYP’s Chief of Mission also serves as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Cyprus and in that capacity leads efforts to assist the parties in reaching a comprehensive settlement.


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