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Special Adviser on Cyprus

Established: March 1964
UN Secretary-General Participates in 5+1 Meeting on Cyprus in Geneva. April 2021. UN Photo/Jean Marc Ferré

The United Nations works through the good offices of the Secretary-General to assist the sides in the search for a comprehensive and mutually acceptable settlement to the Cyprus problem.


The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) provides backstopping support and guidance to the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus.


While the good offices efforts continue, UN peacekeepers exert a stabilizing presence. A United Nations peacekeeping mission, UNFICYP, has been deployed on the Island since 1964.



Acting Head/Deputy Special Adviser: Colin Stewart


National staff: 5

International staff: 16

Total: 21