December 21, 2014

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13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – General Debate


Statement by Permanent Representative Amb. Nicholas Emiliou

11 December 2014

Mr. President, Members of the Assembly, Distinguished Delegates, Officials of the Court, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Cyprus fully aligns itself with the statement delivered on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

Since this is the first time I am taking the floor, I would also like to congratulate you on your appointment as President of the Assembly and echo Cyprus’s commitment in supporting your role and working closely with you towards the development of the Court. My delegation would also like to pay tribute to outgoing President Intelmann for her dedication and invaluable contribution to advancing the values of the Court during her tenure. I would also like to express our warm appreciation to outgoing Vice Presidents, H.E. Ambassador Marcus Börlin of Switzerland and H.E. Ambassador Ken Kanda of Ghana, and wish success and fruitful work to the incoming VP’s. [Read more...]


Statement by Mr. Nektarios Soteriou, Attaché

10 December 2014

Mr. President,

Thank you for giving me the floor. In relation to the resolution A/69/L.11/Rev.1 entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization” just adopted, my delegation wishes to state for the record that Cyprus disassociates itself from the consensus on that resolution for the following reasons.  [Read more]


Statement by H.E. Mr. Nicholas Emiliou at the 69th Session of the General Assembly, 9 December 2014

Oceans and the law of the sea and Sustainable Fisheries

Mr Chairman,

The Republic of Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and would like to make some additional remarks in its national capacity. Before proceeding to doing so, my delegation extends its gratitude to Trinidad and Tobacco and New Zealand for the successful conclusion of negotiations of the two draft resolutions, which as every year, it proudly co-sponsors. [more...]


Internship opportunities at the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN, New York  [Read more...]