November 18, 2018

Statement by Amb. Kornelios Korneliou on Relations with the Host Country

Sixth Committee, Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country

United Nations, 2 November 2018

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates,

At the outset, let me say that it is a privilege for me to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country. That said, it is a pleasure to address today the Sixth Committee in this capacity, in order to introduce this year’s Report of the Committee on Relations [Read more…]

Statement delivered by Amb. Kornelious Korneliou, 3rd Committee, Protection and Promotion on Human Rights

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United Nations, 19 October 2018

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.

My delegation subscribes to the statement delivered by the European Union. I would like to add the following remarks on the Cyprus’ Question in my national capacity. [Read more…]

Statement by President Asastasiades – 73rd Session of the General Assembly

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United Nations, 27 September 2018

Mr. President,

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, let me congratulate the newly elected President of this session, Mrs. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, and assure of my Government’s unwavering support to her mission. [Read more…]

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative, Ms. Polly Ioannou, at the Security Council Open Debate

Security Council Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and Settlements of Disputes

United Nations, 29 August 2018

Thank you, Mr. President, and our thanks to the UK Presidency for organizing this debate. My delegation fully subscribes to the EU statement which has been delivered. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Korneliou, 15th Annual International Human Rights Summit, 5 July 2018

Fifteenth Annual International Human Rights Summit

United Nations, 5 July 2018

Allow me to begin by extending our appreciation to the Youth for Human Rights International for inviting Cyprus to co-sponsor this year’s International Human Rights Summit. It is a great honour to address this summit which marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Korneliou – Security Council – Maintenance of International Peace and Security

Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Comprehensive Review of the Situation in the Middle East and North Africa

United Nations, 25 June 2018

Mr President,

I wish to commend you for organizing this timely debate and to thank you for giving us the opportunity to participate.

Cyprus aligns itself with the Statement of the European Union and I wish to make the following remarks in my national capacity. [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Menelaou – Security Council Open Debate – 17 May 2018

 Security Council Open Debate on Upholding International Law within the Context of the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

United Nations, New York, 17 May 2018

On the outset, I would like to commend the Polish Presidency for convening this timely open debate on upholding international law within the context of maintenance of peace and security. Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union, and wishes to deliver some additional remarks in its national capacity.  [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Korneliou, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Peace, 25 April 2018

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United Nations, New York, 24-25 April 2018

Mr. President,

At the outset, let me congratulate you for organizing this important and timely High-level event and commend you for your copious efforts in this regard. We hope that this event will prove to be instrumental in garnering support for the new UN approach on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Korneliou – Open Debate of SC – Peacekeeping Operations, 28 March 2018

Security Council Open Debate on “Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations”

United Nations, New York, 28 March 2018

Mr. President,

At the outset let me congratulate you for organizing this timely debate and commend you for your initiative to organize this debate. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Korneliou – International Decade for Action Water – 23 March 2018

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United Nations Headquarters, 23 March 2018

 Mr. President,

Allow me first to congratulate you for the High-level event taking place on such an important day, The World Water Day. [Read more…]