Salpy Eskidjian


Salpy Eskidjian is one of the architects and facilitators of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process under the Auspices of the Embassy of Sweden (RTCYPP) based in Nicosia Cyprus. She serves as the Executive Director of the Office of RTCYPP, based at the Home for Cooperation. Salpy has served as Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor on peace and security for the Church of Sweden, Norwegian Church Aid, and DanChurchaid based in Sweden. She has provided consultancy services to different international and national bodies including the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Between 1995-2005 Salpy worked for the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Church based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she served as Programme Executive on International Affairs, Peace and Security (responsible for Middle East Policy, Disarmament and Peace building). In 2005 she was appointed Special Representative of the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches to Jerusalem. Previously, between 1989 -1994 Salpy served as Programme Executive on Justice, Peace and Human Rights for The Middle East Council of Churches, Headquarters based in Beirut-Lebanon and Limassol-Cyprus. She holds a Master’s diploma on Human Rights and Diplomacy from University of New South Wales, Australia, a Post Graduate Diploma from the Graduate Institute in The Hague on Development and Human Rights, and a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Criminal Justice, from The George Washington University, Washington D.C USA.

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