February 26, 2017

Ambassador Kornelios KORNELIOU

korn1Date and Place of Birth

Born on 29 June 1963 in Nicosia, Cyprus

EDUCATION

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”

 

CAREER

October 2011 – February 2017

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union

 

September 2010 – September 2011

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus to France

Permanent Delegate to the Unesco

 

March 2008 – August 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

LANGUAGES

Greek, English, German, French (basics)

 

DECORATIONS

“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)

« EQVITEM COMMENDATOREM ORDINIS SANCTI GREGORII MAGNI, Holy Seat (2010)

 

HOBBIES

Music, Jogging, Reading

Married to Xenia Nicolaides, one daughter, Maria

Αποχαιρετιστήρια συνάντηση Μονίμου Αντιπροσώπου με Γενικό-Γραμματέα ΟΗΕ

1 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Secretary General meeting with H.E. Mr. Nicholas Emiliou (PR, REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS).

Secretary General meeting with H.E. Mr. Nicholas Emiliou (PR, REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS).

Ενόψει της επικείμενης αναχώρησης του από τη Νέα Υόρκη, ο Μόνιμος Αντιπρόσωπος της Κύπρου Πρέσβης Νικόλας Αιμιλίου, είχε σήμερα το απόγευμα στην έδρα των Ηνωμένων Εθνών, αποχαιρετιστήρια συνάντηση με το Γενικό-Γραμματέα του Διεθνούς Οργανισμού κ. António Guterres. Ο κ. Αιμιλίου αναλαμβάνει αυτό το μήνα νέα καθήκοντα ως Μόνιμος Αντιπρόσωπος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, στις Βρυξέλλες. [Read more…]

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…]

Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

United Nations, 29 June 2016

Thank you Mr. Chair.

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