Support to the Committee on Missing Persons - Phase 11

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) project on the exhumation, identification, and return of remains of missing persons, is a bi-communal undertaking, whereby the respective CMP employees work in bi-communal teams, comprised of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot professionals.

This activity often helps bring closure to the families. Throughout the various phases of the CMP project and even after the return of the remains of an identified missing person, CMP psychologists and social workers provide psycho-social support to family members.

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The European Union is the main financing source for the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus, with a total contribution of  €30.7 million to date.  The European Commission's recent agreement with the UNDP provides an additional €3 million for the work of the CMP aiming first of all to increase the number of remains of missing persons returned to their families but also to build local capacity and trust between communities.   

Furthermore, CMP received funding from various other countries, communities, and foundations amounting to a total of €8,589,210 in donations. CMP needs to find an additional €600,000 from other donors to implement its activities in 2021.

UNDP, in full synergy with the overall mandate of the Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus, is responsible for the day-to-day administrative, financial and procurement implementation of the project.

The Committee on Missing Persons issues regular progress updates and statistical progress reports which can be viewed on their Current Statistics on CMP Progress page.