Partnerships are at the centre of all aspects of our work in Cyprus. Our partners include local authorities in both communities, technical committees (mechanisms that were created by the two leaders in 2008, with purpose of developing confidence building measures), business leaders, technical professionals, service providers, civil society activists, youth leaders, educators, academics, researchers, opinion leaders, media and policy makers in the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities, and the wider UN family in Cyprus.
Below is an overview of our main partners.
UNDP and the EU work together on programmes and projects in over 100 countries (click here to find out more about EU-UNDP partnership worldwide). In Cyprus, UNDP and the EU have been working together for 12 years, through the Partnership for the Future Programme (UNDP-PFF) with the DG Enlargement first, and as of 2006 with the Task Force for the Turkish Cypriot Community.
The UNDP-EU partnership in Cyprus is described in more detail in the UNDP-PFF website.
Other links: European Commission | European Commission Representation in Cyprus
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
UNDP and USAID have been working together to increase trust and cooperation between the two communities, working directly with civil society since 1998. This started with the Bi-communal Development Programme (BDP) and continued with Action for Cooperation and Trust (ACT). ACT is funded until 2013 through a cooperative agreement between USAID and UNDP.
Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage
Established in April 2008, the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is dedicated to recognise and protect the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the island. The Committee works to provide a mutually acceptable mechanism for the implementation of practical measures for the proper maintenance, preservation, physical protection and restoration (including research, study and survey) of the immovable cultural heritage of Cyprus. UNDP has been partnering with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage since 2009 fostering dialogue, cooperation and confidence building between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot members.
Nicosia Master Plan
The Nicosia Master Plan Team was the first partner of the European Union funded UNDP Partnership for the Future Programme and the initiator of 12 years-long lasting collaboration between the representatives of the two communities of Nicosia. Several urban upgrading and infrastructure projects have been realised in both sides of the walled city of Nicosia thanks to the collaboration between UNDP and technical teams from both communities.
Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP)
The CMP was established in April 1981 by agreement between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities under the auspices of the United Nations. Since July 2011 UNDP Partnership for the Future Programme in Cyprus has been providing support to the CMP for the exhumation, identification and return of remains of missing persons in Cyprus.
Sewerage Board of Nicosia
Since 1978 UNDP in Cyprus has worked to promote a joint sewerage system in the divided city of Nicosia, which led to the formulation and implementation of the 30-years Nicosia Master Plan. Between 1998 and 2000 in partnership with the Sewerage Board of Nicosia UNDP has carried out a number of actions for the maintenance of the existing Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant prior to entering the project for the construction of the new plant which started in 2010.
Alashia Terra-Cotta art society
Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR)
Cancer patients Help Association
Centre for Migration, Identity and Rights Studies
Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC)
Gönendere kültür ve sanat derneği
KAYAD Community Centre
Kythrea/Değirmenlik Sanat Derneği
Mağusa Gençlik Merkezi – MAGEM
Maronite Welfare Foundation
Potamia Community Council
The Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SEED)
The Management Centre & NGO Support Centre
The Village of Tremetousia (Tremeşe) / Erdemli Preservation of Natural, Cultural and Social Life Association
Turkish Cypriot Philharmonic Society
Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce
Greek-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce
Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Environmental Engineers
Turkish-Cypriot Building Contractors Association
ORYAT – Turkish-Cypriot Organic Farming Association
Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Electrical Engineers
Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Computer Engineers
Turkish Cypriot ICT Association
Turkish-Cypriot Bankers Union
Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Food Engineers
TC food industry to EU food regulation