Stories


Let’s Explore #OurSharedHeritage: Orounda Mosque

The bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage has launched designs for the preservation of the mosque of Orounda village in the Nicosia area.  


In Culture We Trust

Artworks and audiovisual archives that were exchanged between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities were displayed at the “In Culture We Trust” exhibition and feature in a new publication.  


Young people speak up about what cultural heritage means to them

Cultural heritage and monuments are reminders of the diversity of our communities that we live in, as well as of co-existence and mutual respect.  


Celebrating shared heritage: restoring monuments and relationships

“Cultural Heritage in Tanners’ Mosque has become an example of how a monument can become a symbol of peace and coexistence.”  


Bringing communities together, exploring shared heritage

On a warm October evening a group of Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots and people from other communities of Cyprus sit together at a village coffee shop in the Paphos area.  


Highest level of political commitment needed to fight COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has shocked the world with the agility and speed of its spread.  


Young people in Cyprus are speaking up about heritage

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot volunteers are uniting in an initiative to protect and promote their shared cultural heritage.  


Cypriot communities piecing together their shared heritage

A cardboard model of the ancient walled city of Nicosia sits on a table at the Home For Cooperation. It was crafted by Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot children. A symbolic result of a summer family…  


2018 Year in review

2018, another year of UNDP’s work in Cyprus with one main goal: restoring the links amongst the people of Cyprus for future generations.  


A new generation of Cypriots uncovers the missing

Healing the wounds of a divided island.  

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