June 30, 2015

Statement the Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou – Rights of Persons with Disabilities

8th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

New York, 10 June 2015

Thank you Mr President.

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement (to be) delivered by the representative of the European Union.

Cyprus ratified the Convention in 2011 and submitted its first report on its implementation in 2013. Currently, various policies are being developed by the focal point, the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, following consultations with relevant stakeholders, including the civil society. I would like to stress that consultation with organisations [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Nicholas Emiliou – Security Council – Protection of Journalists

Open debate of the Security Council on “The protection of journalists in conflict situations” in connection with the agenda item “Protection of civilians in armed conflict”

United Nations, May 27, 2015

We wish to thank the Lithuanian Presidency for convening this important and timely debate and congratulate it [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis – Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

General Debate – 9th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

United Nations, 28 April 2015

Madame President, my statement complements that of the European Union to which Cyprus fully subscribes. 

At the outset, allow me to add my delegation’s congratulations on your appointment as Chair of the 9th NPT Review Conference [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis – Revitalization of the GA

Revitalization of the General Assembly, third thematic debate on the selection and appointment of the Secretary General and other executive heads

Trusteeship Council, 27 April 2015

Thank you Co-Chairs and, at the outset, let me commend the way in which you have conducted our deliberations on this important issue thus far.  [Read more…]

Security Council Open Debate – Statement delivered by the Government Spokesman, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides

Security Council Open Debate on “The victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious ground in the Middle East” in connection with the agenda item “The situation in the Middle East”

United Nations, 27 March 2015Security Council Meeting on The victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East

Mr. President,

At the outset, I wish to congratulate France for its timely initiative to organize this open debate focusing on the open wound of “attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious ground in the Middle East.” Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union, and would like to add the following from a national angle. [Read more…]

Statement by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Agenda item 3: “Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”

United Nations, March 13, 2015 

Madam Chair,

My delegation aligns itself with the statement made by the European Union and would like to make some remarks in its national capacity. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Monika Pachoumi, Third Committee Delegate – UN General Assembly – 6 March 2015

High Level Thematic Debate

Advancing Gender Equality and the empowerment of Women and Girls for a transformative post-2015 development agenda

Interactive panel discussion II – Education

Thank you Madam Chair, your Excellency,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement made by Latvia on behalf of the EU earlier today and would like to add some comments in its national capacity. Cyprus is committed to gender equality, the empowerment and the realization of the human rights [Read more…]

Statement by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

Security Council Open Debate: Maintaining International Peace and Security:  Reflect on History, Reaffirm the Strong Commitment to the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations

United Nations, February 23, 2015

Mr. Chairman,

The Republic of Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and would like to make some additional remarks in its national capacity.   [Read more…]

Statement by Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis – Reform of the UN Security Council

UN General Assembly’s informal meeting under the item ‘Question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters’

February 12, 2015

Mr. Chairman,

As this is the first meeting after you have assumed the duties of the Chair, let me fist convey to you our congratulations and assure you of our full support in your effort to carry our work to a successful outcome. [Read more…]

Statement delivered by Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis – Security Sector Reform

Open High-level Group of Friends of Security Sector Reform Meeting
SSR: Consolidating priorities and looking beyond 2015
New York, February 12, 2015

Thank you Mr. Chairman.

We commend and thank South Africa and Slovakia for convening this important debate. My contribution will look at the issues under discussion through the prism of where the UN should find itself at its 70th year.  [Read more…]