Our Projects

 Building peace and reconciliation in Cyprus

Through our active projects we are working to support  the efforts of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, Technical Committee on Crossings, and Committee on Missing Persons to build peace in Cyprus.

UNDP Partnership for the Future

  • Support to the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus

    UNDP-PFF in full sinergy with the overall mandate of Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) is responsible for the day-to-day administrative and financial operations of the project.

  • Support to monuments of great importance to Cyprus - Phase 4

    This fourth phase (2015-2018) of the EU funded programme “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus” aims to continue supporting the efforts of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to contribute to the ongoing peace and reconciliation process by bringing communities closer to their shared heritage through conservation and emergency measures projects.

  • Restoration of the Holy Monastery of Apostolos Andreas

    The restoration of the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas intends to contribute to the reconciliation and confidence building efforts of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage by restoring a monument of high religious and historical importance.

  • Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus – Phase 3

    The programme “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus (Phase 1, 2 and 3)” aims to support the reconciliation process by increasing trust between the two communities through the implementation of confidence building measures agreed by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.

  • Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus – Phase 2

    The project aims at continue supporting confidence building measures through conservation and emergency measures for additional high importance cultural heritage sites according to the strategy of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in Cyprus.

  • Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus - Phase 1

    This project aims at contributing to the confidence building process through the preservation of Cypriot cultural heritage and the implementation of emergency measures on a list of high importance monuments islandwide according to the strategy of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.

  • Study of Cultural Heritage

    The project, implemented in partnership with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, aimed to undertake a study on the condition and estimated costs of restoring immovable cultural heritage in Cyprus in order to contribute to its protection and preservation.

  • Landmine and Ordnance clearance

    From 2004 to 2011 UNDP-PFF, thanks to the support of the European Union, and in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the support of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been working to reduce the number of landmines still remaining on the island thus facilitating safer intra-island movement and communication.

  • Community Development, Rehabilitation & Infrastructure

    The EU funded “Upgrading of local and urban infrastructure Phase I and II” Project, is intended to support the economic and social development of the local communities by improving the living and environmental conditions of the residents.

  • New Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant

    The project for the new Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant (NWWTP) aims to promote and facilitate access to waste water services to both communities of Nicosia as a fundamental contribution to the on-going peace and confidence building process. The new plant will serve a population of 270,000 people from both communities and will be able to treat an average of 30,000 m3/day.

  • Improvement of the road between Kato Pyrgos and Limnitis/Yeşilırmak (7th crossing)

    The project aimed to improve/upgrade the road that connects the villages of Kato Pyrgos and Limnitis/Yeşilırmak in order to allow the opening of the 7th crossing on the island.

  • Private Sector Development

    The EU funded and UNDP-PFF implemented Private Sector Development Programme has been completed in May 2011 after 8 years of project implementation. The project supported mainly Turkish Cypriot micro, small and medium enterpreneurs to adhere and comply with European Union regulations and standards. This included support in compliance with the Acquis Communautaire, meeting quality and environmental international and European standards, diversifying and increasing the added value of their products and services.

Action for Cooperation and Trust (Closed Projects)

  • Civic Participation Course

    The project seeks to lay the groundwork for the creation of an established academic programme in Cyprus on the theme of Civic Participation that will provide students and CSO practitioners from Cyprus and the Euro-Mediterranean region with the theoretical understanding and practical knowledge in the field.

  • Innovation for Peace and Development

    Based on 15 years of experience UNDP-ACT has devised an innovation portfolio to promote new ways of supporting peace and reconciliation in Cyprus.

  • The Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index is an innovative approach for measuring the impact of peacebuilding efforts. It is a statistical tool that can measure and monitor over time, changes in communities’ capacities for Social Cohesion and Reconciliation.

  • NGO Law Reform

    Discussions on a new legal and regulatory framework affecting NGOs in the Republic of Cyprus have taken place the past few years, and although some progress has been made in the efforts to modernise the law on Public Benefit Organizations and the law on Associations, Foundations and Clubs, much remains to be done.

  • Renewal

    The RENEWAL Project is focused on developing the economic and social potential of the Greater Famagusta Region (including Famagusta Walled City and Deryneia), striving to support the improvement of the climate for reconciliation. It aims to enhance collaboration among civil society stakeholders, facilitate youth entrepreneurship through empowerment and networking opportunities and lastly, lay the soft infrastructure for business development which will lead to the improvement of economic potential of the region.

  • Peace it Together

    The Peace it Together project intended to capture and codify the wealth of knowledge generated over 12 years of peace building and reconciliation practices. These invaluable experiences could then be easily exported to other post-conflict settings within the Euro-Mediterranean region as best-practices.

  • The Participatory Peacemaking project will create opportunities for senior political and civic leaders of the two communities in Cyprus to discuss their role in the peace negotiations.

  • The Future Together Project promotes citizen and community participation in the decision-making processes that affect their lives, and in doing so, helps to create the conditions for a more inclusive reconciliation process.

  • The MultiCommMedia project implemented by the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) works to build the capacity of civil society organisations in communicating their work through the use of traditional and online media tools.

  • Through the comprehensive Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education (MIDE) project, the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) aims to address the needs of educators, practitioners and others engaged in examining the linkages between education and intercultural dialogue, multiperspectivity and co-operation.

  • Youth Power, formerly known as the Cyprus Network for Youth Development, inspires and energises Cypriot youth to actively participate in efforts to support reconciliation between the two communities.

  • The Engage, Do Your Part for Peace project works in partnership with civil society across the island to provide a platform for dialogue and increased citizen involvement in reconciliation efforts.

  • This project aims to provide diverse technical and financial support to the ongoing peace process, and in particular to confidence-building measures proposed by the Technical Committees.

  • The Economic Interdependence Project is being implemented in partnership between the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and aims to foster and nurture economic interdependence between the two communities through a variety of interventions.