December 10, 2016

Statement by Amb. Nicholas Emiliou – Water, Peace and Security

Security Council Open Debate on Water, Peace and Security

United Nations, 22 November 2016

Mr. President,

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

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou – 3rd Committee – Protection of Human Rights

Item 68(b): Protection and Promotion of Human Rights – Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

United Nations, 31 October 2016

Statement by Mr. Menelaos Menelaou, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus

Thank you Madame Chairperson.

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, allow me to extend our congratulations to you and the members of the bureau. My delegation subscribes to the statement delivered by the European Union and would like to add some remarks in its national capacity. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Nicholas Emiliou – Report of the International Court

Report of the International Criminal Court (1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016)

United Nations, 31 October 2016

At the outset we would like to express our warm appreciation to President Fernandez de Gurmendi for her comprehensive presentation of this report, covering the period from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 (A/71/342). My delegation wishes to align itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and would like to deliver additional remarks in its national capacity, with a focus on the goal of universality of the Rome Statute. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Christina Hioureas – Report of the International Court of Justice

Agenda Item 70: Report of the International Court of Justice (1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016)

United Nations, 27 October 2016

Mr. President,

It is a particular honor and pleasure for the delegation of the Republic of Cyprus to address the General Assembly on its consideration of the Report of the International Court of Justice (A/71/4). We are grateful to President, Judge Ronny Abraham for his introduction of the report and for his insightful remarks on the work and functioning of the Court. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Vassiliki Krasa – Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session

(Agenda item 78)

Cluster I: Chapter V (Identification of Customary International Law)

Cluster II: Chapter IX (Jus Cogens)

United Nations, 26 October 2016

Concerning Chapter V on the Identification of Customary International Law, allow me to commend the Special Rapporteur, Sir Michael Wood for his continued efforts to advance the ILC’s work on this topic. We take note of the completion of the first reading of the 16 draft conclusions together with draft commentaries. [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades – 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters, 22 September 2016

Mr. President,General Assembly Seventy-first session 10th plenary meetingGeneral Debate

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour to once again address this august body. I would like to start by joining the previous speakers in conveying my Government’s congratulations to Ambassador Peter Thomson on his election as President of the 71st Session.   [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades – UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

High Level Meeting on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants General Assembly Seventy-first session High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants

New York, 19 September 2016

From the outset, I would like to express my appreciation to the Secretary General and the former President of the General Assembly, as well as the co-facilitators, Ireland and Jordan, for their valuable work in preparation of this High Level meeting. [Read more…]