August 15, 2018

Statement by the Permanent Representative Amb. Korneliou – Security Council – UN Peacekeeping Operations

Security Council Open Debate: UN Peacekeeping Operations: Their potential contribution to the overarching goal of sustaining peace

United Nations  – 29 August 2017

Mr. President,

I would like to start by congratulating the Egyptian Presidency of the Security Council for organizing this important and timely debate. Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union and would like to add the following remarks in its national capacity. [Read more…]

New Permanent Representative


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

Ambassador Kornelios KORNELIOU



1984 – 1989 : MA in Political Science, Philosophy and American Culture History at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

Thesis on: “Membership of Greece in the European Economic Community and its consequences on its foreign and internal policies”



2011 – 2017: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union

2010 – 2011: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus to France, Permanent Delegate to the Unesco

2008 – 2010: Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

2005-2008: Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Austria. Permanent Representative to OSCE, IAEA, UNIDO, CTBT and the UN Office in Vienna. Parallel accreditation to Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia and Liechtenstein.

2000-2005: Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the European Union, Brussels

1998-2000: Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus

1995-1997: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, New York

1990-1995: Embassy of Cyprus in Bonn, Germany

1989-1990: Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus



“Cross of Merit, First Class”, of the Federal Republic of Germany (1995)

“The Golden Order for Services” of the Republic of Slovenia (2006)

“Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver with Sash” for Services to the Republic of Austria (2007)

“REDOM KNEZA BRANIMIRA S OGRLICOM” of the Republic of Croatia (2008)

Honorary Doctor of European University of Republic of Serbia (2008)



Προκήρυξη Θέσης Επιτόπιου Προσωπικού της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας στα Ηνωμένα Έθνη

Νέα Υόρκη, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Η Μόνιμη Αντιπροσωπεία της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας στα Ηνωμένα Έθνη, Νέα Υόρκη, δέχεται αιτήσεις για πλήρωση μίας (1) θέσης γραφέα/δακτυλογράφου με τους όρους επιτόπιου προσωπικού για πλήρη απασχόληση στη βάση συμβολαίου για περίοδο ενός έτους με δικαίωμα ανανέωσης. Ο μικτός ετήσιος μισθός της θέσης ανέρχεται σε 36,515 δολάρια Αμερικής και επιπλέον θα παρέχεται 13ος μισθός.

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Scholarships to Cypriots residing overseas

The University of Cyprus MBA Program will offer 6 (six) scholarships to Cypriots residing overseas who will be admitted to the Program in September 2016. Tuition fees are currently 10,250 Euros. The scholarships offered to Cypriot citizens living abroad are:

  • 6  50% scholarships up to €5.125

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EU Position on Cyprus for the 57th UN General Assembly


 Par. 25: The EU reaffirms its commitment to furthering stability and prosperity in the Mediterranean region as a whole, and fully supports the renewed efforts being made by the UNSG and his Special Advisor to broker a comprehensive settlement for the Cyprus problem consistent with the relevant UNSC resolutions. [Read more…]

Statement by the G8 on Cyprus

Para.9 “G8 Foreign Ministers welcomed the resumption of talks aimed at achieving a just, viable and comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem. [Read more…]

Cyprus’ Report Pursuant to Resolution 1373 on Terrorism

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus wishes to stress that it fully recognizes the existence and the dimensions of international terrorism. The fight against international crime, particularly terrorism, through international cooperation, through full implementation of all relevant international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism as well as Security Council Resolutions 1269(1999) and 1368 (2001), is one of the top priorities of the foreign policy of Cyprus.  Moreover, Cyprus fully shares the view for the necessity of a global mobilization against terrorism under the aegis of the United Nations. [Read more…]

Message from the President of Cyprus concerning terrorist attacks on the U.S.

I have learned of the abhorrent terrorist attacks on innocent civilian targets in New York City and Washington, D.C. upon my arrival in Montreal where my airplane, on the way to New York, was diverted. [Read more…]

Message from the Foreign Minister of Cyprus concerning terrorist attacks on the U.S.

As I happened to be in New York I watched with abhorrence the cowardly terrorist attacks against New York and Washington. [Read more…]