October 8, 2015

United Nations General Assembly – Statement by Ambassador Emiliou

United Nations General Assembly

Informal interactive dialogue on the

Report of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect: A vital and enduring commitment: Implementing the responsibility to protect

United Nations, 8 September 2015

Mr. President,

 I would like to thank you for convening this timely interactive dialogue.  Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered earlier by the European Union. [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades – 70th Session of the UN General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters, 29 September 2015

Mr. President,

I wish to congratulate you on your election as President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly and I would like to convey my Government’s full support in the exercise of Your duties.  [Read more…]

Address by President Anastasiades – UN summit – post-2015 development agenda

United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (25-17 September 2015)

26 September 2015

Dear Chairman,

Dear Colleagues,

Dear Friends,

Today the world opens a new chapter in history. A chapter of hope and optimism for people and the planet. For a future where democratic values, respect for human rights, rule of law and the environment will be central principles in our path to sustainable development. [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Yiannakis L. Omirou – President of the House of the Representatives

4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament     “Placing Democracy at the Service of Peace and Sustainable Development: Building the World the People Want”

Convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in cooperation with the United Nations, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 31 August to 2 September 2015

Mr. President,

Dear Colleagues,

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Our debate here, at the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in New York, reflects how different our world is today compared to the beginning of the 21st century, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched. [Read more…]

Security Council Open Debate – Statement by Ambassador Emiliou

Security Council’s Open Debate on “Peace and security challenges facing small island developing States”, in connection with the agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security”

United Nations, 30 July 2015

Mr. President,

Let me begin by congratulating you and the New Zealand delegation for successfully accomplishing this month’s presidency of the Security Council, and for convening this Open Debate on the peace and security challenges faced by Small Island Developing States. [Read more…]

Financing for Development – Addis Ababa , 13-16 July 2015

3rd International Conference on Financing for Development

Statement by the Head of Delegation, Minister Anrdreas D. Mavroyiannis

Addis Ababa, 16 July 2015

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the EU.

In less than two months, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a single development agenda that must be truly universal and transformative; a rights-based agenda that leaves no one behind. [Read more…]

Statement by the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Nicos Kouyialis



High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of ECOSOC

“Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015

United Nations, 7 July 2015

Mr. President,

The year 2015 is crucial for the international community. In September at a Leaders’ Summit in New York, a new development agenda including global sustainable development goals will be adopted. This is a universal agenda for all nations, [Read more…]

Statement by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou – Climate Change

High-level Event on Climate ChangeClimateChangeUN

United Nation, 30 June 2015

Madame Vice-President,

First, I would like to express our gratitude to the President of the General Assembly for convening this High Level Event on such an important topic. The meeting could not have been timelier, as 2015 is a crucial year for people and the planet as a whole. [Read more…]

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…]