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.

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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.

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Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage presents its new projects in Famagusta

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to invite you to an Informational Open Meeting on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul and Peters Church in the Walled City of Famagusta.

Tender launched for conservation works to  Archangelos Michael Church
Tender launched for conservation works to Archangelos Michael Church

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme have launched a tender for conservation works to Archangelos Michael Church in Lefkonoiko/Gecitkale.

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.

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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.

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16 April 2016 - Guided Tour of Agios Panteleimonas Monastery

The United Nations Development Programme is pleased to invite you to celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites at Agios Panteleimonas Monastery in Myrtou/Camlibel on Saturday 16th April at 11am.

UNDP Women’s Film Festival is back for a 3rd year to celebrate International Women’s day!
2016 Women's Film Week

UNDP Women’s Film Festival is back for a 3rd year to celebrate International Women’s day! Running from 7th to 12th March with up to three daily shows at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia and, for the first time, at Larnaca's House of Arts and Literature and Famagusta's Youth Centre in Famagusta, the 2016 Women’s Film Week will bring to you 14 films and real stories of women from around the world.

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.

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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

FA/DE – Famagusta/Deryneia mural art project is an artistic project conceived by WALLS, a Rome-based cultural organization, and Renewal, the UNDP-ACT project working for the development of the greater Famagusta region, in Cyprus.
FA/DE - Famagusta/Deryneia mural art project

FA/DE – Famagusta/Deryneia mural art project is an artistic project conceived by WALLS, a Rome-based cultural organization, and Renewal, the UNDP-ACT project working for the development of the greater Famagusta region, in Cyprus.

A Taste of Famagusta

The UNDP-ACT, Renewal project, presents “The Taste of Famagusta”, a story about Famagusta and Deryneia’s culinary journey told through local recipes, food habits and tastes of the area. Four short video clips will feature the food adventures of four characters from the local Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities: two young Cypriots, and two ‘Elders’.

Contract signed for conservation works at Agios Panteleimonas Monastery

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future are pleased to announce the startup of conservation works to Agios Panteleimonas Monastery.

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.

Appreciating the role of civil society in public life

The NGO Initiative, the group of organizations working to modernise the legislation concerning civil society organisations in the Republic of Cyprus, organised a set of training events for officials and civil society leaders during September.

Innovation and Hope Comes to Famagusta

UNDP-ACT is supporting the people of the Famagusta region; a part of Cyprus where Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities have not normally been on the radar of peacebuilding programmes. In 2015 two of our projects collaborated to bring new opportunities to Deryneia and the walled city of Famagusta.

A new beginning for tourism in the greater Famagusta region

Between September 9th and 15th, 2015, the RENEWAL project held a series of tourism education workshops in the walled city of Famagusta and Deryneia for artisans, CSOs, and small businesses in these areas.

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.

The Cyprus Dialogue Forum continues to engage with influential policy makers. On Monday Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, met with the CDF implementing committee to get a sense of how the Forum is supporting the island’s peace talks.  Ms Nuland heard how the Cyprus Dialogue Forum is bringing together the political, economic and social stakeholders of the two communities in a structured dialogue to support the peace process.  She reaffirmed the US government’s strong support to the Cyprus Dialogue Forum and emphasised the importance for such local processes.
Cyprus Dialogue Forum receives strong support from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland

The Cyprus Dialogue Forum continues to engage with influential policy makers. On Monday Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, met with the CDF implementing committee to get a sense of how the Forum is supporting the island’s peace talks

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.

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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...

New online course for civil society allows remote learning
New online course for civil society allows remote learning

Following the success of the first ‘face-to-face’ course on ‘State, Civil Society and Citizenship’, the Resources for Democracy project has launched a second course accredited by the University of Nicosia. The course, titled ‘An Introduction to the Politics of Citizenship’ is delivered online through the...

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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.

Mahallae Challenge Winners Share their Tech Tools
Mahallae Challenge Winners Share their Tech Tools

Digital innovation platform Mahallae is holding a testing event on Jan 28, Wednesday at the Home 4 Cooperation. The 5 Mahallae Challenge Winners were announced at the end of June 2014. The teams have since received funding and continued support from the Mahallae team to develop tech tools responding to issues...

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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.

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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.

What’s the latest on the NGO Policy in Cyprus
What’s the latest on the NGO Policy in Cyprus?

On Tuesday 9th December 2014, the Cyprus NGO Initiative, supported by UDNP-ACT hosted an event to present the first draft of the Policy Paper on Empowering Civil Society in Cyprus. Mr. Jeremy McBride, the expert of INGO Conference of the Council of Europe whom the Initiative has been cooperating with for the...

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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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Two historical mosques to benefit from Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage emergency measures

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce the startup of two new emergency measures projects to the mosques of Evretou/Evretu and Tserkezoi/Çerkez.

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Walking the Karpasia/Karpaz region

A mysterious red rock, the smell of the wild oregano by the coast, ruins of ancient civilizations, and your bare feet on a king’s hill. We are walking along one of the four new hiking trails in Karpasia/Karpaz where each color changes with the seasons, giving nature lovers new reasons to walk the same trail again and again..

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UNDP-PFF signs contract w/ Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Joint Venture for the restoration of Apostolos Andreas

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and UNDP–PFF are pleased to announce the signature of the contract for Phase 1 of the restoration project for the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas with a Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot joint venture.

Mediterranean Policy Dialogue project
Mediterranean Policy Dialogue project

UNDP-ACT has launched the Mediterranean Policy Dialogue project to connect Cypriot organizations with experienced non-Cypriot think tanks in order to contribute to a more constructive dialogue on critical issues that Cyprus and the region face today.

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Roelf Meyer visits Cyprus

Former South African peace negotiator, Roelf Meyer, will meet the Leaders and their negotiating teams this week. Meyer is the Director of the independent NGO, In Transformation Initiative, and is currently in Cyprus to share his personal peacemaking experiences. His work, and that of the In Transformation Initiative,...

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UNDP Annual Report 2013/2014: New Partnerships for Development

In all five regions of the developing world, UNDP supports progress that is sustainable, inclusive and resilient to setbacks. Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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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.

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EU, UNDP and Civil Society celebrate World Environmental Day in Karpasia/Karpaz

EU, UNDP and Civil Society team up to promote environmental protection and celebrate World Environmental Day 2014. What better place to celebrate World Environmental Day and promote the benefits of a greener and more sustainable development than the Karpasia/Karpaz region - the finger-like peninsula in the...

US Vice President Biden affirms the role of civic representatives in the peace process

Nicosia, 22 May 2014 – United States Vice President, Joe Biden, has applauded Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot civic representatives from political parties, trade unions, professional associations and non-governmental organisations for their efforts to support the Cyprus peace process. These efforts are being...

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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.

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Olivier Adam: Speech at the Inauguration of the New Nicosia Wastewater Treatment Plant

Olivier Adam, UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new Nicosia Wastewater Treatment Plant. Nicosia, 8 April 2014. UNDP Photo/Kerim Belet

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...

Supporting citizen innovation through the Mahallae challenges

The UNDP-ACT programme has recently launched its new mechanism for supporting citizen innovation through, the Mahallae Challenges. Mahallae, the digital neighbourhood for civic engagement, is now hosting a series of challenges which invite social innovators to come up with innovative and tech-enabled solutions to...

Make your voice heard! Public consultation on the role of civil society in the peace process

Did you know that over 80% of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots want to be consulted on the major decisions on the Cyprus peace process?   UNDP-ACT invites civil society organisations to a public consultation on the role of civil society in the peace process. This consultation is part of a wider set of...

New Digital Platform, invites public to solve Community challenges

Mahallae, a new digital platform for civic engagement, will be launched at the Home for Cooperation on Thursday 20 March, at 18:30. Mahallae will launch a series of Challenges, inviting the public to come up with technology enabled solutions to address some of the most pressing issues facing Cyprus. Mahallae also...

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First Nicosia Women's Film Week

On the occasion of the 8 of March, International Women's Day, UNDP in Cyprus invites you to attend the first Nicosia Women's Film Week, from March 8th to 15th, 13 films and stories of women from around the world will be screened at the Goethe Institut.

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...