Success story of a landmark for peace

Success story of a landmark for peace

IN JUST four years, the Home for Cooperation (H4C) in the Nicosia buffer zone has become a landmark for Greek and Turkish Cypriots alike.

Originally launched to house the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) whose activities aim at promoting a peace culture through education, the H4C has branched out in all directions.

The H4C has become a bicommunal meeting point not just for members of the public who attend a wide range of social and educational workshops and events organised there, but also a neutral place where officials from both sides of the divide can meet and discuss policies and plans.

When US vice president Joe Biden visited Cyprus last year, his wife Jill, made a stop at the H4C after a tour she was given by the UN in the buffer zone and described it as “a shining example of what can be achieved despite the obstacles”.

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