October 18, 2017

Statement by the Permanent Representative – Sixth Committee – October 16, 2017

Agenda Item 80: United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law

United Nations Headquarters

Mr. Chairman,

Cyprus associates itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and wishes to add the following remarks:

At the outset, I would like to thank the Secretary General for his Report regarding the implementation of the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law. Let me also express our gratitude [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Korneliou – Disarmament and International Security – October 9 2017

First Committee – General debate on all disarmament and international security agenda itemskornelious-1st-committee

UN Headquarters

Mr. Chairman,

At the outset, I would like to congratulate you on your assumption of the chairmanship of the First Committee.

I am convinced that your rich diplomatic experience will be an asset in the work of this Committee and I can assure you of the full support and cooperation of my delegation. [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades – 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters. 21 September 201772 General Debate Ð 20 September

Mr. President,

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I wish to convey my Government’s congratulations to Mr. Miroslav Lajčák (Λάιτζακ) on his election as President of the General Assembly for its 72nd Session and assure of our unwavering support on his mission. [Read more…]

Minister Kouyialis addresses the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

1362235914001_4858017069001_4857968073001-vsStatement delivered by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, H.E. Mr. Nicos Kouyialis at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

 United Nations, 19 July 2017 

Excellencies,

Resolution 70/1 through which the World Leaders have adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development is the bedrock on which all countries of the world will base their future development. [Read more…]

Minister Kouyialis, Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

United Nations ConferenceUnited Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Plenary Meeting , 6 June 2017

Excellencies, Ministers, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to take part in this conference, which brings us all here today to discuss, exchange views and ensure the continuity of our efforts for the protection and conservation of our seas and oceans. [Read more…]

Minister Nicos Kouyialis, Partnership Dialogue: Addressing Marine Pollution, June 5, 2017


kouyialis2United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Excellencies, Ministers, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This Conference on the Oceans to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, could not be held at a more appropriate time. Although the need for protection of our Oceans and Seas has long been recognized, unfortunately international efforts for their protection have been disproportionately limited compared to their importance for the continuation of life on earth. [Read more…]

Statement by Permanent Representative Kornelios Korneliou – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Open Debate Under the Theme “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Including Healthcare in Conflict”amb-security-counil-2

Security Council, 25 May 2017

Mr President,

At the outset, allow me to commend you for organizing this open debate on the always pertinent issue of the “Protection of civilians in armed conflict, including healthcare in conflict”. Cyprus subscribes to the statement delivered by the European Union and would like to add the following in its national capacity. [Read more…]

Statement by the DPR Mr. Menelaos Menelaou – Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly

Revitalization of the General Assembly, Fourth thematic debate on the Strengthening of the Institutional Memory of the Office of the President of the General Assembly

UN Headquarters, 28 April 2017

Co-Chairs,

Since this is the first time we are taking the floor in the context of this year’s work of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly, let me at the outset, commend you for the excellent way in which you conduct our deliberations. [Read more…]

UN Disarmament Commission, Statement by DPR Menelaos Menelaou, 3 April 2017

United Nations Disarmament Commission

2017 substantive session

Madam Chair

At the outset, on behalf of Cyprus delegation, I would like to congratulate you on the assumption of the chairmanship of this session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC) and wish you every success in discharging your duties. [Read more…]

Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative Amb. Kornelios Korneliou

kornelios1High-Level SDG Action Event-Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda

UN Headquarters, 23 March 2017

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union and would like to add some remarks in its national capacity.

The consequences of climate change on our planet are well known. It is crucial that our actions be well informed and based on [Read more…]