November 23, 2014

Statement by Third Committee delegate, Monika Pachoumi – 30 October, 2014

United Nations General Assembly – 69th Session

Third Committee 

Item 68(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 Madam Chair.

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, allow me to congratulate yourself and the members of the bureau, for your election and for the excellent work carried out thus far.  [Read more...]

Statement of the Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security “Displaced Women and Girls: Leaders and Survivors”

October 28, 2014

Thank you Madame President.

I am honored to address the Security Council on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus on the important topic and we wish to warmly congratulate you for this initiative. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 26 September, 2014

Anastasiades 25.9.14Mr. President,

I wish to congratulate you on your election as President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly and convey my Government’s full support in the exercise of Your high duties, with the shared goal of promoting UN principles in a period of great uncertainty and instability. [Read more...]

Address by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades at the Climate Summit 2014: National Action and Ambition Announcements

New York, 23 September 2014

Excellencies,

Allow me first to express my appreciation to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon for organizing this important Summit.

The consequences of climate change are unfortunately only too well known; unless the international community decides to take concerted action in addressing climate change, there is no future for humanity on earth. [Read more...]

Twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Statement by Ms. Melivia Demetriou, Second Secretary

New York, 13 June, 2014

Thank you Mr. President

Allow me to also thank you for the way in which you have taken our discussions forward during this SPLOS – it has been a pleasure to serve on the bureau under your leadership.  [Read more...]

Security Council Open Debate on UN Peacekeeping Operations: New Trends

Intervention by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

New York, 11 June, 2014

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union.  [Read more...]

Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

New York, June 10 2014

Statement by Ms. Maria Ioannou

Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

Thank you, Mr Chairman

I would first of all like to congratulate the members of the Committee elected today and wish them every success in their work.  [Read more...]

Twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

New York, 9 June 2014

Statement by H.E. the Permanent Representative Amb. Nicholas Emiliou

Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement made by Greece on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.  [Read more...]

CYPRUS-Statement during the General Assembly’s debate under Item I23 entitled ‘Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters’

Delivered by Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

8 May 2014

Mr. Chairman,

Let me begin by commending your stewardship of our deliberations, expressing our support to your effort and wishing you success as the process is entering into a critical phase. Cyprus welcomes today’s sixth session of the 10th round of intergovernmental negotiations under agenda item 123 on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of, the Security Council and related matters. [Read more...]

Right of Reply by Cyprus to Turkey during discussion on budget of UNFICYP at General Assembly

May 7, 2014

Statement delivered by Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

Mr. Chariman,

Thank you for giving me the floor. I will speak on agenda item 151 namely the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). [Read more...]