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In Cyprus, working on shared heritage is bringing communities together

Agios Panteleimonas Monastery completion ceremony
Our Shared Heritage #5: Messages from Agios Panteleimonas

More than 200 people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, attended the completion ceremony of phase 1 of conservation works to the Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas on May 18th 2017.

CELEBRATING FAMAGUSTA ON WORLD HERITAGE DAY
CELEBRATING FAMAGUSTA ON WORLD HERITAGE DAY

In 2012–17, approx. 3 Million EURO of EUROPEAN UNION funding is being invested in Famagusta’s cultural heritage through UNDP Cyprus in support of projects identified by the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.

completion of conservation works to the local Holy Cross Church
Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Karpasha/Karpaşa

More than a hundred people gathered yesterday Thursday 06 April 2017 in the small Maronite village of Karpasha/Karpaşa to celebrate the completion of conservation works to the local Holy Cross Church

4th Women's Film Week undp goethe institut cyprus
4th Women's Film Week

UNDP Women’s Film Week is back! Running from 27th to 31st March with up to three daily shows at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia, the 2017 4th Women’s Film Week will bring to you 10 films and real stories of women from around the world.

Contract signed for conservation works to  Ravelin/Land Gate in Famagusta
Contract signed for conservation works to Ravelin/Land Gate in Famagusta

Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, European Commission, UNDP announce the signature of a works contract for the conservation of the Ravelin/Land Gate in Famagusta.

Archangelos Michael Church brings communities together
Archangelos Michael Church brings communities together

The Bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the UNDP held two informative events to present the upcoming conservation works to Archangelos Michael Church.

Apostolos Andreas Monastery: a symbol of peace and cooperation in Cyprus
Apostolos Andreas Monastery: a symbol of peace and cooperation in Cyprus

Located at the edge of a promontory overlooking the sea, near the tip of the Karpasia/Karpaz peninsula, in the northern part of Cyprus, Apostolos Andreas Monastery has always been a landmark of the island. The monastery has been a place of pilgrimage for Cypriots as well as tourists travelling to the region for centuries. Now, thanks to a bi-communal restoration project, it is set to become a symbol of peace and co-operation between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities of Cyprus.

Contract signed for conservation works to  Archangelos Michael Church
Contract signed for conservation works to Archangelos Michael Church

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the signature of conservation works contract for Archangelos Michael Church.

AGIOS AFKSENTIOS CULTURAL HERITAGE CYPRUS PEACE
Our Shared Heritage #3 - Messages from Agios Afksentios

Conservation projects across the island, led by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, with EU and UNDP support, are not only re-establishing community links between villages and their former residents, but also encouraging cross-community exchanges.This is perhaps most evident in the journey of Ismail and Christina, whose stories has become linked following the restoration of the church of their village.

UNDP SIGNS CONTRACT FOR ROAD WORKS FOR LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ
UNDP SIGNS CONTRACT FOR ROAD WORKS FOR LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Commission are pleased to announce the signature of the contract for road works for the LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ.

UNDP SIGNS CONTRACT FOR ROAD WORKS FOR DERYNEIA/DERYNIA
UNDP SIGNS CONTRACT FOR ROAD WORKS FOR DERYNEIA/DERYNIA

Nicosia, 03 August 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is pleased to announce the signature of the contract for road works for DERYNEIA/DERYNIA.

UNDP signs contract for conservation of Martinengo Bastion and Famagusta Walls (Arsenal to Sea Gate) european union european commission
UNDP signs contract for conservation of Martinengo Bastion and Famagusta Walls (Arsenal to Sea Gate)

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the start-up of conservation works to the Martinengo Bastion and the city side of the Venetian walls between Arsenal and Sea Gate in Famagusta.

Thanks to EU funds, the UNDP and the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage are ready to start conservation works at the Maronite Church of Agia Marina.
Contract signed for conservation works at Agia Marina Church

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the startup of conservation works to the Maronite Church of Agia Marina.

Restored Watermill/Aqueduct in Chrysochou/Hirsofu brings hundreds of people together
Our Shared Heritage #2: Restored Watermill/Aqueduct brings hundreds of people together

More than 100 people attended yesterday the event marking the completion of conservation works to the watermill/aqueduct in Chrysochou/Hirsofu, in the Paphos region.

UNDP LAUNCHES TENDER FOR LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ AND DERYNEIA/DERINYA CROSSINGS
UNDP LAUNCHES TENDER FOR LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ AND DERYNEIA/DERINYA CROSSINGS

The Technical Committee on Crossings, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the launch of works tender for the road works of LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ and DERYNEIA/DERINYA crossings. This tender will cover the sections of the roads located in the northern part of Cyprus.

Conservation works of the Watermill/Aqueduct at Chrysochou/Hirsofu completed
Conservation works of the Watermill/Aqueduct at Chrysochou/Hirsofu completed

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the completion of conservation works to the Watermill/Aqueduct in Chrysochou/Hirsofu. A project completion ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at 11,30am.

UNDP signs contract for conservation of the Holy Cross Church in Karpaseia/Karpasha
UNDP signs contract for conservation of the Holy Cross Church in Karpaseia/Karpasha

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the start-up of conservation works to the Holy Cross Church in Karpaseia/Karpasha.

Student trips to cultural heritage projects in cyprus undp eu
Our Shared Heritage #1: Messages from Agios Panteleimonas Open Days

Taking a tour of one of the EU funded and UNDP implemented heritage conservation projects currently under implementation gave students a behind the scenes look at the practical work of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and how it aims to bring Cypriots closer to their shared heritage

Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage announces acceleration on small-scale heritage sites protection
Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage announces acceleration on small-scale heritage sites protection

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce acceleration on small-scale heritage sites protection activities islandwide.

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme firmly condemn the arson attack during the night of 20th February against the Mosque of Deneia/Denya.
TCCH and UNDP jointly condemn arson attack to Deneia/Denya Mosque

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme firmly condemn the arson attack during the night of 20th February against the Mosque of Deneia/Denya.

 Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery upgrading cyprus cultural heritage
New! Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery Upgrading to start soon

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission, the Honor Frost Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the startup of the project “Upgrading of the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery within the Kyrenia Castle” and the conservation of the most important items of its collection.

Celebrating Ten Years of Peacebuilding

UNDP-Action for Cooperation and Trust closed its doors on a decade of peacebuilding projects in Cyprus on 31 December 2015. The end of the programme comes amid optimism that the peace negotiations will bring about a lasting settlement to the Cyprus division. With concerted funding from USAID, the Action for...

New contracts signed for heritage conservation designs in Paphos and Karpasia/Karpaz regions
New contracts signed for heritage conservation designs in Paphos and Karpasia/Karpaz regions

Thanks to European Union funds the United Nations Development Programme has recently signed two new contracts for the preparation of designs for future emergency measures/heritage conservation projects of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in the broader Paphos and Karpasia/Karpaz regions.

Profitis Elias Church: Conservation Works Completed
Profitis Elias Church: Conservation Works Completed

Nicosia, 18 November 2015 - More than 100 people attended on Tuesday November 17th 2015 the project completion ceremony of Profitis Elias Church in the village of Philia/Serahtkoy in the northern part of Cyprus.

Kormakitis’ Old St. George Church: 1st Maronite Heritage Site restored by TCCH
Kormakitis’ Old St. George Church: 1st Maronite Heritage Site restored by TCCH

Kormakitis/Korucam 14 November 2015 – Hundreds of Maronites and religious leaders from different faiths celebrated on Saturday 14th November 2015 the completion of conservation works to the Old St. George Church in Kormakitis/Korucam, in the northern part of Cyprus.

Europa Nostra Recognizes Wonderful Feat of Architectural Restoration

Address by Christopher Louise, UNDP-ACT Programme Manager, at the local Europa Nostra award ceremony for the Armenian Church Restoration project

European Citizen Award 2015 winners Ali Tuncay & Takis Hadjidemetriou

The United Nations Development Programme in Cyprus wishes to express its warmest congratulations to Mr. Takis Hadjidemetriou and Mr. Ali Tuncay on being awarded the European Citizen Prize 2015.

At the Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, UN Member States will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals.
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

At the Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, UN Member States will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals.

UNDP CYPRUS SIGNS NEW CONTRACTS FOR HERITAGE CONSERVATION DESIGNS
New contracts signed for heritage conservation designs

Thanks to European Union funds the United Nations Development Programme has recently signed two new contracts for the preparation of designs for future emergency measures/heritage conservation projects of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage

CELEBRATING THE REOPENING OF THE OTHELLO TOWER/CITADEL IN FAMAGUSTA
CELEBRATING THE REOPENING OF THE OTHELLO TOWER/CITADEL IN FAMAGUSTA

On 02 July 2015 a special event was held in Famagusta to celebrate the reopening to the public of the Othello Tower/Citadel and completion of Phase 1 of the structural stabilization and conservation works.

Speech by Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu at the Opening Ceremony of the Othello/Tower Citadel
Speech by Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu at the Opening Ceremony of the Othello/Tower Citadel

Speech of Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States at the opening ceremony of the Othello Tower/Citadel in Famagusta,Cyprus.

Othello Tower/Citadel to reopen this week
Othello Tower/Citadel to reopen this week

This week marks the end of a long wait for the residents of Famagusta and cultural heritage lovers in Cyprus and beyond. A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Thursday 02 July 2015 in the courtyard of the Othello Tower/Citadel in Famagusta to inaugurate the reopening of the monument to the public and the completion of Phase 1 of conservation and structural consolidation works.

Seminar technical committee cultural heritage
Seminar: Protecting Cyprus' cultural heritage: achievements, challenges and future plans

On 26 June 2015, the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage held a seminar at Chateau Status in Nicosia to share its achievements, challenges and future plans for the protection of Cyprus’ cultural heritage.

Agios Afksentios' message of peace
Agios Afksentios' message of peace

On June 4, 2015 the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme celebrated the completion of conservation works to the Church of Agios Afksentios in Komi Kebir/Buyukkonuk.

Famagusta marks International Day of Monuments and Sites
Famagusta marks International Day of Monuments and Sites

On Saturday April 18, 2015, Famagusta marked the International Day of Monuments and Sites with a guided walk through the Othello Tower, Ravelin and Martinengo Bastion.

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Evretou/Evretu Mosque conservation project completed

A project completion ceremony was held on Sunday 1st March 2015 to mark the completion of conservation works to the Mosque in Evretou/Evretu. The event was organized by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF). Around 100 Turkish Cypriots – former residents of the village - attended the event.

SCORE Cyprus Results Revealed: Is it time to step out of the comfort zone?
SCORE Cyprus Results Revealed: Is it time to step out of the comfort zone?

Nicosia-UN Buffer Zone, 27 February 2015: Presented yesterday, the much anticipated findings of the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index (SCORE) pointed to the key predictors of a Cyprus settlement. An audience of policy makers, media and peace builders, were told that the drivers of a solution in both Cypriot...

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Tender for Agios Panteleimonas Monastery closing soon

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future have launched a tender for conservation works at Agios Panteleimonas Monastery.UNDP will accept offers through February 13, 2015.

UNDP MOLDOVA CYPRUS BLOG PEACEBUILDING PEACE
One step at a time: Why Moldova came to Cyprus

Last year Cyprus was chosen by UNDP colleagues in Moldova for two study visits by representatives of local authorities, civil society, and the business community.

Youth
Youth Entrepreneurship supported in the Famagusta region

The Renewal and Mahallae projects have launched a new Challenge targeting the Famagusta region. The Challenge will support innovative ideas which bring together technology and creativity to promote economic and social development in the Famagusta region.

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Completion of conservation works to the Mosque in Deneia/Denya

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the completion of conservation works to the mosque of Deneia/Denya. A ceremony will be held on Friday 5 December 2014 at 10,30am in the Mosque’s courtyard to mark the successful completion of the project.

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Conservation of Evretou/Evretu Mosque nears completion

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce the near completion of conservation works to the mosque of Evretou/Evretu.

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Agios Nicolaos Church: a new achievement of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the completion of emergency measures and conservation works to the Church of Agios Nicolaos in Syrianochori/Siryanohoro/Yayla.

Eide sends strong message to civic and political representatives
Eide sends strong message to civic and political representatives

Eide sends strong message to civic and political representatives: ‘Multi-stakeholder dialogue is the name of the game’

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Working together to protect our heritage

Ali Tuncay and Glafkos Constantinides are two of ten (5 Greek Cypriot and 5 Turkish Cypriot) custodians of cultural heritage in Cyprus.

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Restoration works commence at Apostolos Andreas Monastery

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF) are pleased to announce the commencement of works for the restoration of the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas.

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Emergency works completed at Panagia Melandrina Church

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce the completion of emergency measures to Panagia Melandrina Church in Kalograia/Bahceli funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme - Partnership for the Future.

 new nicosia wastewater treatment plant
New Nicosia Wastewater Treatment Plant enters in full operation serving both communities

The European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announce the completion of the project for the new bi-communal Nicosia Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Symbol of Cultural Diversity and Unity Restored In Nicosia

Cypriots celebrated their cultural and religious diversity during an event which marked the completed restoration of the with the completion of Armenian Church and Monastery complex in Nicosia.   Hosted by the US Ambassador in Cyprus, John M. Koenig, on 17 March 2014 the event acknowledged the achievements of...

A new life for Panagia Church
A new life for Panagia Church

Nicosia, 09/12/2013 – Next Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 10,30am an official ceremony will mark the completion of the EU funded and UNDP-PFF implemented, conservation project of the Panagia Church in Trachoni/Demirhan. The Church of Panagia is one of the many cultural heritage sites island-wide that are currently...