Our Stories

  • Karpasia/Karpaz Women's Knit-Art project brings 4 communities together

    "With my first products I gained 26 TL (8 euro)” tells Elif laughing,"but I felt so proud of myself. It wasn’t about the money, it was that I did it myself. The EU funded and UNDP supported Knit-Art project helped empowering more than 70 rural women in the northern part of Cyprus.

  • Walking the Karpasia/Karpaz region

    Within the EU funded and UNDP supported call for the proposals for small grants in the Karpasia/Karpaz region, experienced trail builders from the Mountaineering Sports Association have selected four routes based on the variety of landscapes and seascapes, endemic flora, and cultural remains with the aim of bringing people closer to Karpasia/Karpaz nature and increasing sustainable activities offers in the region.

  • 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. Appointed by their respective leaders in 2008 to be members of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, their role is to watch over the proper safeguard and conservation of Cyprus’ rich historical and archaeological patrimony.

  • Removing physical barriers to Cyprus reunification
  • Renovated Market revitalises the old city of Nicosia and brings community together
  • Cyprus: Bringing Down Barriers to Peace

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974. A line stretching across the island, from West to East, separates the Turkish Cypriot community in the north, from the Greek Cypriot community in the south. Likewise, the road between the villages of Limnitis/Yeşilırmak in the north and Kato Pyrgos in the south had been closed – until UNDP helped to reconnect it in 2010. Making a tangible difference for many people, the initiative has supported the peace process.

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