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Secretary-General's Report to the Security Council

The present document provides the Security Council with an updated
assessment of the state of the negotiations in Cyprus since the Secretary-General's previous report
(S/2011/498 – August 2011).

SG Report Good Offices 12 March 2012

 

Resolution 1325 - Cyprus 2012 Open Day

 

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Monday, 27 July 2015

 

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Monday, 27 July 2015
 

Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, continued to make progress towards their shared vision of a united, federal Cyprus The positive and results oriented climate of the talks continue to foster the progress required towards conclusion of a settlement as soon as possible. Today’s meeting focused on issues of property and criteria on territory. Regarding property, the leaders agreed that the individual’s right to property is respected.

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Friday, 10 July 2015

 

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Friday, 10 July 2015
  
Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, concluded their sixth leaders’ meeting. Since we last met, we have had the most intense period of negotiations to date with substantive, daily meetings.
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Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide speaking at the Bi-communal Peace Initiative at Home For Cooperation, Tuesday, 30 June 2015

 

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Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide speaking at the Bi-communal Peace Initiative at Home For Cooperation, Tuesday, 30 June 2015
  
What you’re seeing is actually a genuine chance, a genuine opportunity, which your leaders are actually grasping. We agreed that we shall not reveal the details of the talks, and I will not start now, but what I want to tell you is that yesterday and today have probably been the best days in my current job because of the creation of this unique atmosphere of trust, and will, and leadership. After agreeing between the two sides on where they already stand on known issues, they have now started going into the new, complicated issues that you all know about, and they are doing that with a high degree of respect, creativity, and will to find solutions, and will to understand each other, that I think is unique in Cyprus but unique in the world right now. Read More

 

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Monday, 27 July 2015
       

 Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, continued to make progress towards their shared vision of a united, federal Cyprus. The positive and results oriented climate of the talks continue to foster the progress required towards conclusion of a settlement as soon as possible. Today’s meeting focused on issues of property and criteria on territory. Regarding property, the leaders agreed that the individual’s right to property is respected. There shall be different alternatives for the regulation of the exercise of this right. Dispossessed owners and current users shall have various choices regarding their claims to affected properties. These different choices shall include compensation, exchange and reinstatement. The exercise of any such choice shall be subject to agreed criteria. There shall be a list of categories of affected properties. There shall be an independent Property Commission mandated to resolve property claims based on mutually agreed criteria. The Property Commission shall comprise of equal number of Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot members. The leaders also underlined their commitment to maintain the momentum of the process and decided that their next meetings will be held on 1 and 14 September. The negotiators will continue to meet intensively between leaders’ meetings in support of this endeavour. Over the coming days the negotiators will have joint sessions with the Working Groups on European Union Matters, Property and the Economy to more effectively guide their work. The leaders welcomed the reappointment of Mr. Pieter Van Nuffel as the Personal Representative of the President of the European Commission to the UN Good Offices Mission in Cyprus.The leaders were briefed on the informal consultations held with the United Nations Security Council last week. They welcomed the strong expressions of support of the members of the Council for a settlement in Cyprus.In the prevailing positive climate, the two leaders will tomorrow participate in a musical event at the Othello tower as agreed by the technical committee on culture.

 

        

 

 

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Monday, 27 July 2015
 

Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, continued to make progress towards their shared vision of a united, federal Cyprus The positive and results oriented climate of the talks continue to foster the progress required towards conclusion of a settlement as soon as possible. Today’s meeting focused on issues of property and criteria on territory. Regarding property, the leaders agreed that the individual’s right to property is respected.

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Friday, 10 July 2015
 
Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, concluded their sixth leaders’ meeting. Since we last met, we have had the most intense period of negotiations to date with substantive, daily meetings. Parallel to the meetings of the negotiators, working groups on property, the economy and European Union matters meet with increasing frequency, making progress on some key issues.
At today’s meeting the leaders continued to focus on aspects of governance and power-sharing, on property, criteria on territory, cross cutting European Union issues and economic matters. The leaders also discussed the ongoing implementation of a range of confidence building measures.
The leaders recognize the importance of having the principles and values upon which the European Union is founded upheld and embedded in the comprehensive settlement, whilst respecting its bizonal and bicommunal character.
The working group on European Union matters held its first meeting this week. The leaders welcome the European Union’s commitment to help the achievement of a comprehensive settlement and to prepare for the application of the EU acquis throughout the island. In this context, the upcoming visit of the President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker to Cyprus will provide a good opportunity to further underline the European Union readiness to assist the United Nations-led process.
Stressing the importance of the economic dimensions of a settlement, Mr. Anastasiades and Mr. Akıncı have also focused on this vital issue. In today’s global economic climate it is essential that a functional, federal Cyprus is financially viable and committed to capitalizing on the economic opportunities that will open up as a result of reaching a final settlement. This will be done in close cooperation with the relevant international financial institutions.

 

Mr. Akıncı and Mr. Anastasiades reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to a settlement and look forward to their next meeting scheduled for Monday, 27 July 2015.

 

 

 

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Statement delivered by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Friday, 10 July 2015
  
Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, concluded their sixth leaders’ meeting. Since we last met, we have had the most intense period of negotiations to date with substantive, daily meetings.
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Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide speaking at the Bi-communal Peace Initiative at Home For Cooperation, Tuesday, 30 June 2015
 
 What you’re seeing is actually a genuine chance, a genuine opportunity, which your leaders are actually grasping. We agreed that we shall not reveal the details of the talks, and I will not start now, but what I want to tell you is that yesterday and today have probably been the best days in my current job because of the creation of this unique atmosphere of trust, and will, and leadership. After agreeing between the two sides on where they already stand on known issues, they have now started going into the new, complicated issues that you all know about, and they are doing that with a high degree of respect, creativity, and will to find solutions, and will to understand each other, that I think is unique in Cyprus but unique in the world right now.
It’s very encouraging.Yesterday, a very solid leaders’ meeting; today, a meeting of the excellent negotiators, Mr. Ozdil Nami and Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis, who also, like their leaders, have found a good tone of working together.
But leaders cannot change the world on their own. They need support. And that is why I am so happy to be here with you tonight, to listen to wonderful music, to hear beautiful poetry, but also to feel the will and the spirit - among all of you - to give that support, to give that encouragement and also to demand that the leaders move on and move forward, because they need support and encouragement in the negotiation phase. Later they need support to get the “yes” in future referendums, and then they will need support to implement what they agreed about. This is important - it’s not easy. There will be good days and bad days, but with this kind of spirit that I feel here tonight, I think that it is almost impossible to say that peace will not come, because peace really has a chance in Cyprus. Thank you so much for being here. 

 

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Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide speaking at the Bi-communal Peace Initiative at Home For Cooperation, Tuesday, 30 June 2015
  
What you’re seeing is actually a genuine chance, a genuine opportunity, which your leaders are actually grasping. We agreed that we shall not reveal the details of the talks, and I will not start now, but what I want to tell you is that yesterday and today have probably been the best days in my current job because of the creation of this unique atmosphere of trust, and will, and leadership. After agreeing between the two sides on where they already stand on known issues, they have now started going into the new, complicated issues that you all know about, and they are doing that with a high degree of respect, creativity, and will to find solutions, and will to understand each other, that I think is unique in Cyprus but unique in the world right now. Read More

 

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