March 26, 2019

Statement by Amb. Kornelios Korneliou, 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

CSW63: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

United Nations, 14 March  2019

Madame Chair,

It is a great honour to address the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Womenices and sustainable infrastructure.

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

Statement by Amb. Korneliou at the plenary meeting of the GA on Cultural Property, 13 December 2018

Item 10- Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin

United Nations General Assembly, 13 December 2018

Madame President,

At the outset, I wish to commend Greece, the main sponsor of the draft resolution on the Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin. We welcome the updates to the resolution that reflect important initiatives and developments in this area. [Read more…]

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 by Ms. Poly Ioannou – Report of the ICC – 29 October 2018

poly-icc-finalReport of the International Criminal Court at the Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations, 29 October 2018

Mr. President,

Let me start by thanking President Eboe-Osuji for his presentation. I wish to make some additional remarks to the statement of the European Union, to which my delegation fully subscribes. [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Doros Venezis – Report of the ICJ – 25 October 2018

doros-icjReport of the International Court of Justice (1 August 2017 – 31 July 2018) at the Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations, 25 October 2018

                                   

Mr. President,

It is a privilege to address the General Assembly on its consideration of the Report A/73/4 of the International Court of Justice. We are grateful to President, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, for his introduction of the report and for his insightful remarks on the work and functioning of the Court. [Read more…]

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

 Item 74(b): Protection and Promotion of Human Rightshumanrights-1

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…]