Cyprus is on the UN Security Council's agenda for January, according to Jordan`s Permanent Representative Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, whose country assumes the presidency of the Security Council in January.
He said a meeting will be held with troop contributing countries to UNFICYP on January 21, and that on January 22 the Security Council will hold informal consultations on the mission of UNFICYP.
He noted that on January 28 the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution to renew the mandate of UNFICYP.
On January 22, the members of the Security Council will be briefed by Special Representative Lisa Buttenheim on UNFICYP and by Special Adviser Alexander Downer on the good offices mission for Cyprus.
UNFICYP arrived in Cyprus in March 1964 after inter-communal fighting broke out. The mandate of the force is renewed every six months by the Security Council.