The United Nations peace-keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was established by action of the United Nations Security Council to help prevent a recurrence of hostilities in the Republic of Cyprus. The Force will be stationed in the country, under the terms of the Security Council resolution, for a period of three months and will be composed of contingents from Canada, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Major General Carlos Flores Paiva Chaves, Commander of the United Nations Emergency (UNEF), after acting as Commander-Designate of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), prepares to depart for Gaza. Lieutenant General Prem Singh Gyani Commander of UNFICYP arid other officers saw the UNEF Commander off on a UN plane. [c. March 1964]