EU Commission signs €2.6m agreement with UNDP
Date Added: 10 January 2024

The European Commission has signed an agreement of €2.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist the work of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP).

The agreement is the 15th one signed with UNDP demonstrating the strong commitment of the European Commission to peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts in Cyprus.

The EU commission signed a €2.6 million deal with the UNDP to assist in the efforts of the CMP, it was announced on Wednesday.

Through the EU’s Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, the new financial assistance will contribute to CMP’s efforts to recover, identify and return the missing persons to their families.

A statement released by the EU said that the commission supports the work of scientific teams from both sides on the island involved in all stages of the work of CMP.

“These activities contribute to achieving a better understanding of mutual concerns and foster cooperation between the Cypriot communities, while providing relief to the families of missing persons as a crucial aspect of the overall efforts for reconciliation in the island,” the statement read.

Since 2006, the European Commission has been the largest provider of financial assistance to the CMP, which amounts to almost 38.5€ million, contributing to the identification of 1044 persons out of the 2022 missing.