UNDP signs agreement with ALIPH Foundation
UNDP signs agreement with ALIPH Foundation: a new initiative for cultural heritage restoration to contribute to intercultural dialogue and trust building between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus.
Nicosia, 24th October 2022 – The International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) has partnered with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the auspices of the UN Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus (OSASG) for the conservation of two cultural heritage sites: St. George of the Latins church in Famagusta and Tuzla Mosque in Larnaca. The conservation works will be carried out by UNDP within the framework of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to support peace and trust building in Cyprus. An event was organized to mark the signing of a grant for the amount of 840,335.29 USD from ALIPH to UNDP for this project at the Home for Cooperation.
This initiative marks the first partnership between ALIPH, TCCH and UNDP. This project is co-funded by the European Union. The project builds on UNDP expertise in project implementation on cultural heritage in the island of Cyprus between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, which has resulted in the successful completion of over 100 completed projects across the island since 2010.