January 16, 2018

Minister Kouyialis, Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

United Nations ConferenceUnited Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Plenary Meeting , 6 June 2017

Excellencies, Ministers, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to take part in this conference, which brings us all here today to discuss, exchange views and ensure the continuity of our efforts for the protection and conservation of our seas and oceans. [Read more…]

Minister Nicos Kouyialis, Partnership Dialogue: Addressing Marine Pollution, June 5, 2017


kouyialis2United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Excellencies, Ministers, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This Conference on the Oceans to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, could not be held at a more appropriate time. Although the need for protection of our Oceans and Seas has long been recognized, unfortunately international efforts for their protection have been disproportionately limited compared to their importance for the continuation of life on earth. [Read more…]

Statement by Permanent Representative Kornelios Korneliou – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Open Debate Under the Theme “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Including Healthcare in Conflict”amb-security-counil-2

Security Council, 25 May 2017

Mr President,

At the outset, allow me to commend you for organizing this open debate on the always pertinent issue of the “Protection of civilians in armed conflict, including healthcare in conflict”. Cyprus subscribes to the statement delivered by the European Union and would like to add the following in its national capacity. [Read more…]

Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, 15-19 May 2017

18th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea – The Effects of Climate Change on Oceans

The Permanent Representative of Cyprus, H.E. Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou and the Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN, H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra opened on 15th of May, the 18th meeting of the UN Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea. The meeting will take place from 15-19 May 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York, under the theme “The Effects of Climate Change on Oceans.” [Read more…]

Statement by the DPR Mr. Menelaos Menelaou – Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly

Revitalization of the General Assembly, Fourth thematic debate on the Strengthening of the Institutional Memory of the Office of the President of the General Assembly

UN Headquarters, 28 April 2017

Co-Chairs,

Since this is the first time we are taking the floor in the context of this year’s work of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly, let me at the outset, commend you for the excellent way in which you conduct our deliberations. [Read more…]

STEPHANE DUJARRIC PAYS TRIBUTE TO MARIA ZOUPANIOTIS, 17 APRIL 2017

 Press Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarricdujjaric

I wanted to say a few words about a friend and colleague who, as you may know, passed away on Thursday after a battle with lung cancer.

For almost 30 years, Maria Zoupaniotis was the press counsellor at the Mission of the Republic of Cyprus.  I think, if we kept track of these things, she would have been the dean of the spokespeople at the Missions. [Read more…]

Απεβίωσε η Μαρία Ζουπανιώτη

Με αισθήματα βαθύτατης θλίψης ανακοινώνουμε  το θάνατο της συναδέλφου και φίλης Μαρίας Ζουπανιώτη, Διευθύντριας του Γραφείου Τύπου και Συμβούλου στη Μόνιμη Αντιπροσωπεία της Κύπρου στον ΟΗΕ, η οποία άφησε την τελευταία της πνοή χθες 13 Απριλίου 2017 στο νοσοκομείο Mercy Medical Center στο Long  Island της Νέας Υόρκης ύστερα από μία σύντομη άνιση μάχη με τον καρκίνο. [Read more…]

UN Disarmament Commission, Statement by DPR Menelaos Menelaou, 3 April 2017

United Nations Disarmament Commission

2017 substantive session

Madam Chair

At the outset, on behalf of Cyprus delegation, I would like to congratulate you on the assumption of the chairmanship of this session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC) and wish you every success in discharging your duties. [Read more…]

Επίδοση διαπιστευτηρίων Πρέσβη Κορνηλίου στο Γενικό-Γραμματέα ΟΗΕ – 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Kornelios Korneliou, new Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

Kornelios Korneliou, new Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

Ο Πρέσβης Κορνήλιος Κορνηλίου επέδωσε σήμερα (22.2.17) το μεσημέρι στο Γενικό-Γραμματέα των Ηνωμένων Εθνών κ. António Guterres, τα διαπιστευτήρια του ως νέος Μόνιμος Αντιπρόσωπος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας στα Ηνωμένα Έθνη. Ο κ. Κορνηλίου τα τελευταία 5 χρόνια υπηρέτησε ως Μόνιμος Αντιπρόσωπος της Κύπρου στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση στις Βρυξέλλες, ενώ προηγουμένως έχει υπηρετήσει, μεταξύ άλλων, ως Πρέσβης στη Γαλλία και Διευθυντής του Γραφείου του Υπουργού Εξωτερικών της Κύπρου. [Read more…]

Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative Amb. Kornelios Korneliou

kornelios1High-Level SDG Action Event-Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda

UN Headquarters, 23 March 2017

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union and would like to add some remarks in its national capacity.

The consequences of climate change on our planet are well known. It is crucial that our actions be well informed and based on [Read more…]