International organisations

In addition to UNHCR, there are a number of international organisations that are represented in Cyprus, including other UN agencies, and the European Commission.

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was established in 1964  and maintains the buffer zone between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities of the island.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to support the ongoing peace and confidence building processes in Cyprus by promoting initiatives that encourage dialogue and cooperation between the communities of Cyprus.

For more information see the International Organisations under Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Cyprus on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.