un peacekeeping force cyprus

A diamond jubilee of Cyprus’ stagnation

With its roots in the bloody Christmas of 1963, the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (Unficyp) marks 60 years of maintaining peace along the buffer zone. From a temporary mission to the longestrunning UN peacekeeping operation, Unficyp’s presence in Nicosia serves as a reminder of the island’s divided past and the ongoing struggle for reconciliation.