April 20, 2015

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…]

Statement by Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis – January 22, 2015

69th Session of the General Assembly

Informal Meeting on the Concerns of a Rise in Anti-Semitic Violence Worldwide

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.  We would like, in our turn, to thank the President of the General Assembly for acceding to the EU request to hold a special meeting on the issue of the rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide.  [Read more…]

Security Council Panel Discussion

Inclusive Development for the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

Statement by the Permanent Representative Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

January 19, 2015

Thank you Madam President.

I am honored to address the Security Council on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus on this very pertinent and timely topic.  We commend and thank Chile for convening this important debate on inclusive development and its interaction with the maintenance of international peace and security. Cyprus has aligned itself with the statement delivered on behalf of the EU and I would like to make some additional remarks in my national capacity. [Read more…]

General Debate Statement Delivered by Permanent Representative Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute

11 December 2014

Mr. President, Members of the Assembly, Distinguished Delegates, Officials of the Court, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Cyprus fully aligns itself with the statement delivered on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. [Read more…]

Explanation of Vote after the adoption of resolution A/69/L.11/Rev.1

Statement by Mr. Nectarios Soteriou, Attaché

Agenda item 123 (k): Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization

10 Deember 2014

Mr. President,

Thank you for giving me the floor. In relation to the resolution A/69/L.11/Rev.1 entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization” just adopted, my delegation wishes to state for the record that Cyprus disassociates itself from the consensus on that resolution for the following reasons:  [Read more…]