February 8, 2016

Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world

Statement by the Third Committee delegate, Monica Pachoumi, 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development, United Nations, February 4, 2016

Item 3(a) Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world

Mr 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. Monica Pachoumi – Cultural Property – 9 December 2015

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

United Nations General Assembly

Thank you Mr. President.

On behalf of my delegation, I wish to express Cyprus’ appreciation for today’s discussion. My country supports and co-sponsors the resolution proposed under agenda item 10, to be adopted today.  [Read more…]

Statement by Ambassador Emiliou at the open debate of the Security Council

MAINTENANCE OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY: SECURITY, DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROOT CAUSES OF CONFLICT

United Nations, 17 November 2015

Mr. President.

At the outset let me express our sincere thanks for convening this open debate on such a timely topic concerning the connection between development, security and the root causes of conflict. Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered on behalf of the EU. These are some additional remarks in my national capacity. [Read more…]

First Committee – Explanation of vote on Resolution L.13/Rev.1 – 6 November 2015

Statement by Mr. Nectarios Soteriou, Attaché

Resolution L.13/Rev.1 “Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations

My delegation wishes to clarify that our abstention on resolution L.13/Rev. 1 entitled ‘Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations’ is due to a lack of reference to the need for enlargement of the Conference on Disarmament. Our abstention is in no way related to the establishment of an open-ended working group in Geneva, which is an idea we fully support.

Thank you.

Statement by Ms. Vassiliki Krasa, Attaché, on the Report of the ICJ, 5 November 2015

Report of the International Court of Justice (1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015)

Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Mr. President,

It is with particular honor and pleasure that the Republic of Cyprus addresses the General Assembly on its consideration of the Report of the International Court of Justice (A/70/4).  [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Vassiliki Krasa, Attaché, on the Report of the ICC, 5 November 2015

Report of the International Criminal Court (1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015)  

Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly

At the outset, we would like to congratulate President Fernández de Gurmendi for her election as President of the Court, and to thank her for her comprehensive presentation of the report, covering the period from 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2015. [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Michael Mavros, First Secretary, 4th Committee, Item 56

Item 56 – Comprehensive Review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95) and (A/70/357)

United Nations, November 5, 2015 

Thank you Mr. Chair,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union and would like to add the following in its national capacity.  [Read more…]

First Committee – Explanation of Vote on Resolution L.49/Rev.1 – 4 November 2015

Statement by Mr. Nectarios Soteriou

Resolution L.49/Rev.1  “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions”

Firstly, I would like to add my voice to those of delegations which have expressed their deepest condolences to the Russian Federation for the recent tragic airplane crash. [Read more…]

Statement by Third Committee delegate Ms. Pachoumi on Human Rights – 30 October 2015

IMG_20151030_124352242United Nations General Assembly- 70th Session

Third Committee

Item 72(b): Protection and Promotion of Human Rights – Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Thank you Mr. Chair.

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, allow me to extend our congratulations to you and the members of the bureau.  [Read more…]

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou – Open debate – Women

United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

United Nations, 13 October 2015

Mr. President,

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

UN SC resolution 1325 and its follow-up resolutions have been instrumental in promoting the Women, Peace and Security [Read more…]