November 18, 2019

Statement by Ms. Polly Ioannou – Report of the ICC – 4 November 2019

Report of the International Criminal Court at the 74th Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly

 4 November 2019

Mr. President,

My remarks today are complementary to the statement delivered by the European Union. I wish to thank President Eboe-Osuji for his presentation of this year’s report and welcome the intense level of the Court’s activity during the reporting period, with 11 situations under investigation by the Prosecutor, 10 ongoing preliminary examinations and 3 trial proceedings. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis, Report of the International Court of Justice, 30 October 2019

74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the Report of the International Court of Justice

30 October 2019

Mr. President,

At the outset, allow me to thank President Yusuf for his introduction of this year’s report of the International Court of Justice. I also wish to thank former Registrar Philippe Couvreur for his dedicated service to the Court in his nearly 20 years as its Registrar. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis, 3rd Committee, Protection and Promotion of Human Rights, 28 October 2019

Mr. Chairman,

In addition to the statement of the European Union, my delegation would like to make some specific remarks on the violations of individual and collective human rights and fundamental freedoms of Cypriots that stem from the invasion and ongoing [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Haris Chrysostomou, Sixth Committee, 15 October 2019

Item 75 – “Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts”

Plenary Meeting of the Sixth Committee, 74th UN General Assembly, 15 Oct. 2019

Mr. Chairman,

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, allow me to congratulate you on your election and wish you and the Bureau every success in steering our work. [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades – 74th Session of the General Assembly

General Assembly Seventy-fourth session, 7th plenary meeting His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, President, Republic of Cyprus

General Assembly Seventy-fourth session, 7th plenary meeting
His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, President, Republic of Cyprus

United Nations, 26 September 2019

Mr. President,

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to You Mr. President and assure of my Government’s unwavering support throughout your tenure. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Polly Ioannou on the Report of the Security Council

United Nations General Assembly, 12 September 2019

Madam President,

I wish to thank the President of the Security Council for the month of September for his presentation of the Council’s annual report for 2018. We consider essential the meaningful discussion of this report by the General Assembly, given that the Council discharges its responsibilities on behalf of all of us and that the success of the international political and legal order established by the UN depends on the principal organs fulfilling their distinct but complementary roles. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Polly Ioannou, Voluntary Contribution to UNRWA, 25 June 2019

Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

United Nations, 25 June 2019

Mme President and Commissioner-General

I can be very brief as the comments from colleagues in the room have fully covered the substantive points I wanted to make. I would like to echo, in particular, the overwhelming appreciation expressed here today regarding the vital role that UNRWA [Read more…]

Statement by the DPR, Ms. Polly Ioannou, at the 29th Meeting of the State Parties to the UNCLOS, 17-19 June

29th Meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

United Nations, 17 June 2019

Mr. Chairman,

I wish to congratulate you on your election and to make some additional remarks to the statement of the European Union, to which my delegation fully subscribes. [Read more…]

Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative, Ms. Poly Ioannou at the General Assembly, 22 May 2019

Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the ioannou3Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965

General Assembly, 22 May 2019

Madam President,

Cyprus welcomes the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice, the very clear direction given by the Court, as well as its forward-looking and co-operative approach. [Read more…]

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…]