August 28, 2014

Article by the Foreign Minister, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, New York, 17 July 2014

International Criminal Justice Day: Why Cyprus is joining the celebrations

17 July 1998 saw the adoption of the “Rome Statute”, the treaty on the basis of which the International Criminal Court (ICC) came into existence. [Read more...]

Time to End Turkey’s Illegal Occupation of Cyprus, New York, 17 July 2014

July 20th, 2014 marks the 40th year since Turkey, in flagrant violation of International Law, invaded and occupied one third of Cyprus, an independent, sovereign state, member of the UN. As a consequence, almost one third of Cyprus’ population became refugees in their own country and are still denied the right to return to their homes and properties and over 1600 Greek Cypriots went missing as a result of the invasion. A large number of them still remains unaccounted to this date. [Read more...]

Άρθρο του Υπουργού Εξωτερικών κ. Ιωάννη Κασουλίδη, Νέα Υόρκη, 17 Ιουλίου 2014

Ημέρα Διεθνούς Ποινικής Δικαιοσύνης: Γιατί η Κύπρος συμμετέχει στον εορτασμό της επετείου

Στις 17 Ιουλίου 1998 υιοθετήθηκε το “Καταστατικό της Ρώμης”, η συνθήκη βάσει της οποίας εγκαθιδρύθηκε το Διεθνές Ποινικό Δικαστήριο (ΔΠΔ). Για να σηματοδοτηθεί αυτό το ορόσημο αλλά και οι σημαντικές κατακτήσεις που έχουν επιτευχθεί γενικότερα στο διεθνές ποινικό δίκαιο, η 17η Ιουλίου έχει καθιερωθεί ως «Ημέρα Διεθνούς Ποινικής Δικαιοσύνης». [Read more...]

Twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Statement by Ms. Melivia Demetriou, Second Secretary

New York, 13 June, 2014

Thank you Mr. President

Allow me to also thank you for the way in which you have taken our discussions forward during this SPLOS – it has been a pleasure to serve on the bureau under your leadership.  [Read more...]

Security Council Open Debate on UN Peacekeeping Operations: New Trends

Intervention by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

New York, 11 June, 2014

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union.  [Read more...]

Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

New York, June 10 2014

Statement by Ms. Maria Ioannou

Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

Thank you, Mr Chairman

I would first of all like to congratulate the members of the Committee elected today and wish them every success in their work.  [Read more...]

Twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

New York, 9 June 2014

Statement by H.E. the Permanent Representative Amb. Nicholas Emiliou

Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement made by Greece on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.  [Read more...]

Δήλωση Κυβερνητικού Εκπροσώπο κ. Νίκου Χριστοδουλίδη προς τον τύπο, Νέα Υόρκη, 28 Μαΐου, 2014

Ο Κυβερνητικός Εκπρόσωπος Νίκος Χριστοδουλίδης με την ευκαιρία της παρουσίας του στη Νέα Υόρκη είχε σήμερα, Τετάρτη, 28 Μαΐου, ενημερωτική συνάντηση με τους ανταποκριτές και ομογενειακά μέσα ενημέρωσης.

Μετά την ενημέρωση ο κ. Χριστοδουλίδης προέβη προς τους δημοσιογράφους στην πιο κάτω δήλωση:

Κυβερνητικός Εκπρόσωπος:Βρίσκομαι εδώ κατά κύριο λόγο για να ενημερώσω την ομογένεια [Read more...]

Address by the Government Spokesman, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, at Queens College, City University of New York, May 28, 2014

 Restoring Icaru’s Wings: A New Mythology For Cyprus

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear Friends,

I am truly honoured to be here tonight.

I would like first of all to thank Christos Ioannides, the Director of the Centre for Byzantine [Read more...]

United Nations Careers – Young Professionals Programme 2014

The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. [Read more...]