November 17, 2018

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Welcome Message from Ambassador Kornelios S. Korneliou

korneliosIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Permanent Mission of Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, which provides useful information about Cyprus and our activities in the United Nations.

Cyprus has been a member of the United Nations since its independence in 1960. Cyprus has always attached great emphasis to multilateralism and international law and is deeply committed to the values and principles enshrined in the UN Charter.

Actively engaged in the promotion of peace and security as well as the protection of human rights and cultural heritage, Cyprus strongly supports the central role of the United Nations in the maintenance of international peace. We are also determined to a peaceful solution to the Cyprus problem that will restore the unity of our country and will safeguard the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus and the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Cypriots.

Cyprus, a member of the European Union since 2004, is also fully committed to the promotion of economic and social development, including the Sustainable Development Goals and wishes to play its part in addressing the main challenges of today such as climate change, poverty and gender equality.

As a maritime nation and an island-state, Cyprus attributes particular emphasis to the respect of the Law of the Sea and the universally recognized principles and norms prescribed by UNCLOS.

I thank you for your interest and I do hope that this website can serve as a window to Cyprus’ activities in the United Nations.

Ambassador Kornelios S. Korneliou
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN

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The United Nations Secretariat Announces Security Affairs job openings

13 November 2018

The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is accepting application through 23 December 2018 for Security Affairs (#103508) jobs.Interested eligible nationals of Cyprus are invited to apply.

This exam is being conducted on a separate cycle/timeframe from the other 2018 YPP exams, as part of an effort to better meet the Organization’s needs. The examination will be administered online, and is tentatively scheduled for February 2019.

More details to follow in the coming months.

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host-countryThe Permanent Representative of Cyprus, Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou, presented the Annual Report of the Relationship with the Host Country at the Sixth Committee

 2 November 2018

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

At the outset, let me say that it is a privilege for me to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country. That said, it is a pleasure to address today the Sixth Committee in this capacity, in order to introduce this year’s Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country contained in document A/73/26, Supplement No. 26. Read more…

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