The UN at work 2000-04
All images are courtesy of the UN's Blue Beret magazine. During this period the magazine had a lot of news concerning safe driving, military skills contests, the histories of prominent regiments, monthly articles on local historical sites plus images of the many visitors to UNFICYP.
However, there was the occasional snippet of news that showed the real work of the UN.
UN 129 was in the mixed village of Pyla....see the next image.
The location of UN 129 overlooking the square in Pyla.
There were a series of articles entitled, "Me and my OP" but these articles with specific locations didn't last long.
A second article based in Nicosia.
The third article around Pano Zodia..........one of the crossing points.
It is difficult to imagine the number of clearances required for this visit to take place.
Following the events of August 1996, riot training took on greater importance.
After many years with UNFICYP, Austria made this decision.
Another relaxation in allowing access to the Buffer Zone. ........Varisha is close to Lefke.
Glafcos Clerides and Rauf Denktash with the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.
The first of two articles concerning OP18.
The second of two articles about OP18.
The Athienou area was still a significant one for the UN.
An OP near Pyla in the late evening.
A description of the "trials and tribulations" for UN soldiers.